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COLLEGE PROFILE

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
 
Most Popular DisciplinesEngineering, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
Education, business/foreign language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Semester at sea, UN semester, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty1,132
Part-Time Faculty346
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
80%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingNot available

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings2,912,575
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus1800
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Agriculture, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Mining Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Industrial Relations, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Journalism, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Science in Forestry, Master of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Health Science, Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Services
  • Hydrogeology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • International Economics
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Paleontology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plasma Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Teratology
  • Theater
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education of Students with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Services
  • Hydrogeology
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • International Economics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Paleontology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Plasma Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Teratology
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
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Low 1.00 1.80 400 420 1
High 4.00 5.00 740 730 33
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