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WVU is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown to the liberal arts hub of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the World.

Mission

As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.

Vision

As one West Virginia University, we are purposeful in our studies and our work so that we can partner with our communities – both near and far – to bring needed and valued solutions to real-life problems within the pillars of education, healthcare and prosperity.

Campus Locations and Facilities

The WVU System is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown (ranked R1, the highest research category institution) to the student-centered focus of WVU Potomac State College in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Institute of Technology in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the world.

The WVU Institute of Technology in Beckley offers more than 40 majors, including one of the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

WVU Potomac State College in Keyser has one of the lowest tuition rates of all the nation’s four-year institutions. Offering more than 50 majors, this campus combines the personal attention of a small college with the benefits of a major university.

The WVU System also includes divisions of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Charleston and Martinsburg, as well as 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state and WVU Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres.

The WVU Morgantown campus is located in a town named “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Morgantown, population 30,855, was also rated the ninth best college town in America by Business Insider and is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other rankings: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

Life at WVU

Your week has 168 hours. We make the hours that you’re not in class just as full of discovery, growth and fun.

Housing

Our residence halls and apartment complexes are much more than a place to sleep. You will study, relax, create and dream with like-minded friends.

Dining Services

A good meal is always nearby. Dining plans are accepted at 26 locations across campus, including four dining halls and retail options like Chick-fil-A, Sbarro and Saikou Sushi. Looking for low calorie or allergen-free options? We have those, too.

Transportation and Parking

Our electric people mover, the PRT, is the best ride in town. Where else can you glide above traffic in computer-driven cars while studying for your next class? Your student ID gives you free access to the PRT and Morgantown’s Mountain Line buses.

Student Life

We support WVU's student-centered learning environment. From fun activities and service projects to resources that help you navigate college life, we’ve got you covered.

Libraries

Pioneers have crossed continents in pursuit of humankind’s great discoveries. With our libraries, you’ll barely have to cross the street for yours.

Technology

Wherever you go, we'll keep you connected to the University resources and services you need.

Programs taught in:
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This broad program allows you to develop expertise in an area that interests you while preparing you for a successful career immediately after graduating. You’ll be equip ... [+]

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This broad program allows you to develop expertise in an area that interests you while preparing you for a successful career immediately after graduating. You’ll be equipped to take on entry-level management positions or start your own enterprise in a variety of rural, land-based, agricultural and/or food-related businesses.

You can expect to find employment with agribusiness – including nursery and landscaping – firms or farms, financial institutions and state and federal agencies dealing with land use, food and agriculture.

Employment in these areas requires the essential components of this major: a broad educational background combined with knowledge of managing natural resource-based businesses.... [-]

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Having a hard time choosing just one area of business? General Business allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your g ... [+]

Having a hard time choosing just one area of business? General Business allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your goals.

In General Business, you will gain an overall understanding of business and how organizations operate.

General Business majors choose upper-level business course electives from accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and management information systems courses.

What makes General Business at WVU unique? Academic flexibility: Build your own curriculum and choose courses from all 10 College of Business and Economics majors. Accreditation: The College of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited. Financial Support: The College of Business and Economics offers merit-based and general scholarships. Go First: Small business plan competitions and other programs available through the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Transfer Articulation Agreements ... [-]
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Civil engineering historically encompassed all engineering endeavors needed to provide the infrastructure for society to function. Because of its origin and history, civ ... [+]

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Civil engineering historically encompassed all engineering endeavors needed to provide the infrastructure for society to function. Because of its origin and history, civil engineering still embraces a wide variety of technological areas. These include:

Construction Environmental and Water Resources Geotechnical Structures Transportation

Civil engineers work with problems that directly impact the health and economic vitality of people and communities. These problems include waste disposal, environmental pollution, transportation systems analysis and design, water resource development, and the design, construction, and rehabilitation of constructed facilities such as dams, bridges, buildings, and highways.... [-]

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Geologists look back millions of years in the past, conduct experiments in the present and predict what the earth’s future might be. An interdisciplinary science drawing ... [+]

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Geologists look back millions of years in the past, conduct experiments in the present and predict what the earth’s future might be. An interdisciplinary science drawing on physics, chemistry, biology and more, Geology trains you to study the natural resources that shape our lives today.

West Virginia is rich with unique resources and close to the natural laboratory of the Appalachian mountains. Our Department brings students out into the field and works closely with the energy and environmental industries and with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. Training in the field and in the lab with cutting-edge technology prepares you for a wide range of careers or graduate studies.... [-]

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Industrial engineering is the discipline of engineering concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, e ... [+]

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Industrial engineering is the discipline of engineering concerned with the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, equipment, and energy to assure performance, reliability, maintainability, schedule adherence, and cost control. Industrial engineers look at the “big picture” of an operation or system and bridge the gap between management and operations. They deal with and motivate people as well as determine what tools should be used and how they should be used. Industrial engineers use computers and sophisticated software as tools to solve complicated problems to design, quantify, predict, and evaluate the performance of all types of complex technologies and systems.... [-]

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Mechanical engineering is a broad technical discipline. It integrates knowledge of the physical sciences and mathematics for the design, construction, and manufacture, t ... [+]

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Mechanical engineering is a broad technical discipline. It integrates knowledge of the physical sciences and mathematics for the design, construction, and manufacture, testing, analysis, use, and operation of a device, structure, a machine, a process, or a system in service to humanity. Its development parallels the growth of the industry. Modern society needs mechanical engineers who have broad and deep training in the fundamentals of engineering and related sciences and who have developed versatility in analyzing and solving complex problems. The mechanical engineer must not only possess a high level of professional expertise but also have an appreciation for the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context, including ethical and economic considerations.... [-]

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Bachelor

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Biology majors study living organisms and the processes of life. Choose from four areas of emphasis to focus your studies: cellular and molecular biology, ecology and env ... [+]

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When you explore biology, you begin to understand the extraordinary nature of the world — from genes to ecosystems, molecules and cells, structure and function, organisms and their environments.

Through in-depth instruction at the cutting-edge of our discipline, hands-on research conducted with award-winning faculty and experience with next-generation resources and equipment, Biology majors at WVU learn to question, experiment and innovate. We provide all the opportunities of a large university with a small college feel.

As a Biology major, your career goals may include biological research, medical school, pharmacy, business or education. Students interested in health professions also have access to additional information and advice through the Pre-Health Advising and Professional Development Office.... [-]

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Finance majors take a 37-credit-hour core business curriculum that is modeled on the interrelationships among the functional areas of business as they occur in the real w ... [+]

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Finance is the study of the creation and management of wealth. A Finance major learns how to evaluate and control assets and risks to maximize the value to owners or beneficiaries. This involves such day-to-day activities as collecting/paying money and interacting with banks and other financial institutions. Also involved is long-range planning about what building and equipment to buy, what stocks to purchase or issue, managing dividends and interest, using insurance to protect assets and developing new financial instruments or services. Finance majors are prepared for careers on either side of the desk: as sellers or buyers of investments; as credit seekers or credit grantors; and as purveyors or recipients of insurance services.... [-]

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