This is an archived copy of the 2013-14 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.wvu.edu.

Advising, Courses and Degrees

In this Section:

Advising Tab covers:

  • Academic Advising
  • Classification
  • Credit by Exam
  • DegreeWorks
  • Goals of Undergraduate Education
  • 500 Level Courses/Senior Petition
  • Student Responsibility

Course Info Tab covers:

  • Abbreviations Used in Course Listings
  • Plan for Numbering Courses
  • Course Length
  • Common Course Numbers/Descriptions
  • Credit Hours
  • Final Exams
  • PDF of All Undergraduate Courses

programs tab covers:

  • Degree Programs Offered at WVU
  • Certificates
  • Minors

Degree Regulations tab covers:

  • Awarding Degrees
  • Credit Validation
  • Dual Degrees/Double Majors
  • Enrollment-Residence Requirements
  • Enrollment-Work Done Out of Residence
  • Experiential Learning
  • Graduation
  • Graduation with Honors
  • Official Program Designations
  • Second Degrees

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Academic Advising

Freshmen and transfer students enter West Virginia University as general studies, pre-majors, or direct admits to their majors, depending on individual academic program admission requirements. The requirements to enter a major may include a minimum number of credit hours, specific prerequisite coursework, a minimum or competitive grade point average, minimum or competitive test scores, and/or an entrance exam. For specific program entry requirements, refer to individual degree and major programs in this catalog.

Every student at West Virginia University has access to academic advising. Direct admit students who have matriculated into their majors, and some first and second-year pre-majors, are advised by staff and faculty in their respective academic units. The University College (UC) advises pre-majors who are not advised by the college/school of the student’s intended major, as well as ACCESS and non-degree students. Students who are undecided on their majors also are advised in the UC under general studies until they select a major.

WVU students are required to meet with their academic advisors prior to registering for classes each semester. Advisors assist students in understanding major and University requirements including the General Education Curriculum (GEC); course registration planning and processes; program and course prerequisites; and academic standing (e.g. probation and suspension). In addition, advisors may assist students with planning for post-baccalaureate education and careers.

Students are expected to become familiar with the Undergraduate Catalog and DegreeWorks as it relates to their academic goals and standing, be able to articulate their major and University requirements and prepare for their own course planning and registration processes, use the various majors’ website, and make full use of academic advising. 

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 Classification of Students

WVU undergraduates are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. These classifications are based upon the number of hours completed. The classifications are as follows:

Classification Hours
Freshman1-28 Earned Credit Hours, Inclusive
Sophomore29-58 Earned Credit Hours, Inclusive
Junior59-88 Earned Credit Hours, Inclusive
Senior89 or More Earned Hours

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Credit by Exam

A student who is currently enrolled may receive credit for a course or courses upon demonstration of competency in the course content at the discretion of the department. The department offering the course determines evaluation standards for the student’s competency. If skill and cognitive abilities are components of the course, then both are evaluated. Credit is given only when a satisfactory degree of competency is shown.

A college, school, or department may ask a student to prepare a self-evaluation statement. The purpose of the statement is to determine competency and the methods by which the student achieved it. Initiate process with Dean's office. Fees are required.

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Degree Works

DegreeWorks is the online advising and degree auditing tool at WVU. All undergraduate students should have a completed audit for graduation. Some graduate programs also have an audit available in DegreeWorks. Please refer to this system regularly. Students can access DegreeWorks through their MIX account. More information is available at http://registrar.wvu.edu/dw .

DegreeWorks is NOT an official evaluation. All degree requirements must be verified by student's college or school prior to graduation. Students are responsible for complying with all academic policies published in the University catalog. If students have any questions about the information presented in this audit, they are encouraged to contact their advisor or the Office of the University Registrar at registrar@mail.wvu.edu.

 


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Goals of Undergraduate Education

WVU’s undergraduate education is designed to help students acquire a basic foundation in a variety of academic areas in addition to their major field. Students are expected to integrate the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and an appreciation of the arts with coursework in their major to facilitate an understanding of the world at large. This foundation for lifelong learning should provide the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with social, cultural, and technological change.
 
In addition to these various perspectives, students are expected to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills sufficient for life in contemporary society. These skills include the ability to read critically, listen critically, ask appropriate questions, gather relevant information, and apply critical analysis to reach logical conclusions. Central to these skills are mathematical literacy and proficiency in oral and written communications.
 
In preparation for life after the university, students are expected to attain proficiency in their major fields. This proficiency should enable them to be competitive in the job market or in admission to graduate or professional schools.
 
Finally, students are expected to acquire knowledge, understanding, and an appreciation of diversity in languages, cultures, ideas, and peoples, along with a desire to work so that all individuals are treated in a manner consistent with social justice. We hope that students will maintain a lifelong commitment to ethical behavior, responsible citizenship, and public service.
 
One of the primary ways in which students accomplish WVU’s goals of undergraduate education is through completion of the nine General Education Curriculum (GEC) objectives. Each of the objectives is satisfied by completion of courses designated as GEC courses. For a description of the General Education Curriculum and a listing of approved courses, visit the Office of Registrar’s website: http://registrar.wvu.edu/ . B.A. candidates in certain degree programs are also required to attain a specified level of proficiency in a language other than English.

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Eligibility to Enroll in 500-Level Courses

Junior or Senior students who have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average may enroll in courses numbered 500-599 after they complete an Application for an Advanced Undergraduate Student to Enroll in a Course Numbered 500-599 for Undergraduate Credit and have signatures from the instructor, their advisor, and their academic dean. This form may be obtained from their advisor and must be completed prior to enrollment. Seniors wishing to count these courses for graduate credit must complete and have approved a senior petition. Non-WVU students will also be required to submit an undergraduate application for admission and have his or her official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions from all of the colleges and universities previously attended; the transcript cannot be one sent to the student or by facsimile (fax).

 Graduate Credit via Senior Petition

A student may begin graduate study early through the University’s senior petition policy. A senior petition form may be obtained from the advisor/department and must be signed by the advisor and the dean of the college granting the student’s degree and the dean of the college of the intended graduate degree (if different). An individual from another West Virginia state higher education system school desiring to take a course at WVU must have the form signed by his or her advisor and the registrar. These signatures are necessary to certify that the information contained on the form is correct and that the student has a cumulative 3.0 grade point average. The university has certain policies for a student to enroll in a graduate course for graduate credit. The policies are:

  • Senior petition applies only to courses numbered 400–599. Student must be within twelve hours of receiving bachelor’s degree, and grade point average must be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student can receive only twelve graduate hours through the senior petition.
  • Student must have the proper signatures on the senior petition by the time of enrollment in the petitioned courses.
  • Return the approved senior petition to the Office of the University Registrar. It is kept on file so that the student receives graduate credit for these courses on the permanent record. The dean of the college or school in which the student is taking graduate courses must approve any exceptions to the policy.

Note: If you receive graduate credit for a course, the credit for that course does not count for your undergraduate degree.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for their own academic well being, including knowing their scholastic standing as it relates to the published regulations and standards of WVU. This responsibility includes familiarity with the regulations and requirements of their academic college or school including the University College and the regulations and requirements of the department or division in which they are pursuing a degree. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor when questions arise.

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Abbreviations used in course listings

Abbreviation Description
Ia course given in the first (fall) semester
IIa course given in the second (spring) semester
I, IIa course given each semester
I and IIa course given throughout the year
Yra course continued through two semesters
Sa course given in the summer
HRcredit hours per course
Leclecture period
Recrecitation period
Lablaboratory period
GLABgraded lab
WEBweb-based course
CONCconcurrent - usually listed with PR meaning course must either be completed prior to or at the same time as enrollment in the course it is listed for
PRprerequisite - course must be completed in a term prior to enrollment in the course it is listed for
Coreqco-requisite - courses must be taken in the same term
Consentconsent of instructor required
CRcredit but no grade

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Attendance Policy

STATEMENT ON STUDENT ATTENDANCE

  • IMPORTANCE OF CLASS ATTENDANCE: At West Virginia University, class attendance contributes significantly to academic success. Students who attend classes regularly tend to earn higher grades and have higher passing rates in courses. Excessive absences may jeopardize students' grades or even their ability to continue in their courses. There is a strong correlation between regular class attendance and academic success. Faculty are strongly encouraged to require attendance in all 100-level classes. (*)
  • ATTENDANCE POLICIES: Instructors must set attendance policies that are appropriate for the goals and instructional strategies of their courses. Instructors may include attendance records in determining the final course grade. All attendance policies that affect students' grades must be announced in writing within the first week of class. Moreover, instructors are responsible for keeping accurate enrollment records, and for keeping accurate attendance records when attendance is used in grading. Attendance policies thought to violate the statement on student attendance should first be discussed with the instructor, then with the department chair, and finally the college dean, if necessary.
  • CLASS ABSENCES: Students who are absent from class for any reason are responsible for all missed work and for contacting their instructors promptly, unless the instructors' policies require otherwise. However, instructors cannot require documentation of student illness from any medical provider as part of an attendance policy, since medical conditions are confidential and frequently not verifiable.
  • MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS: Students absent from regularly scheduled examinations because of authorized University activities will have the opportunity to take them at an alternate time. Such make-up examinations should be of comparable difficulty to the original examination. Students in courses with regularly scheduled evening examinations shall have the opportunity to make up these examinations if they miss them in order to attend a regularly scheduled class that meets at the same time. Such make-up examinations should be of comparable difficulty to the original examination. Attendance at a regularly scheduled evening examination will not excuse a student from a regularly scheduled class that meets at the same time as the examination.
  • DAYS OF SPECIAL CONCERN: Instructors are urged not to schedule examinations or field trips on "Days of Special Concern" that are identified in the Schedule of Courses.

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Plan for Numbering Courses

For convenience, each course of study is designated by the name of the department in which it is given and by the number of that course. The plan for numbering courses is as follows:

Courses 1–99 Developmental and community college certificate courses (does not require WVU Faculty Senate approval) and undergraduate professional development courses (courses that are designed for professional development and require students to possess a high school diploma but the course would not count toward graduation).

Courses 100 Freshman/Lower Division: Intended primarily for freshmen, although upper-division students may take them if needed to complete degree requirements.

Courses 200 Sophomore/Lower Division: Intended primarily for sophomores. These courses may have 100 or 200-level prerequisites.

Courses 300 Juniors/Upper Division: Intended primarily for juniors. These courses may have extensive prerequisites or be limited to specific majors.

Courses 400 Seniors/Upper Division: Intended primarily for seniors and selected graduate students. These courses are typically limited to advanced undergraduates within a particular major or degree program and selected graduate students. No more than forty percent of the credits counted for meeting requirements for a graduate degree can be at the 400 level.

Courses 500 Undergraduate Seniors Division and Master’s Level: Courses intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates in any class carrying a 500-level course number must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and written approval on an Application for an Advanced Undergraduate Student to Enroll in a Course Numbered 500-599 for undergraduate credit from the course instructor, student’s advisor(s) and academic dean. Seniors may count these courses for graduate credit only after completion and approval of a senior petition.

Courses 600 Master’s Level: Courses intended for master’s degree students (no undergraduates permitted).

Courses 700 Master’s and Doctoral Degree Level: Courses intended for doctoral students and advanced master’s students (no undergraduates permitted).

Courses 900 Professional Development: Courses intended for professional development and require students to possess a bachelor’s degree. These courses do not count toward graduation and are not applicable towards a graduate degree. Grading is S/U only.

Note: Graduate degree credit-hour requirements must include at least sixty percent at the 500–level and above.

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Credit Hours

West Virginia University courses offered for credit are based on semester hours. Semesters are fifteen weeks long plus one week for final exams. A single credit hour is equivalent to fifty minutes of guided instruction within the classroom. An hour of preparation, or related activity outside of the classroom, is equivalent to sixty minutes.

Face-to-Face Classroom Learning

One credit hour is equivalent to one hour of guided instruction (fifty minute class) and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time such as during the summer sessions, which may vary in duration. One credit hour in other academic activities, as established by the institution, including laboratory work, internships, practicums, studio work, study abroad, experiential learning opportunities, online learning, and other academic work must include an equivalent amount of required work listed in the preceding paragraph and is outlined in more detail below.

Online Classroom Learning

One credit hour of online learning is equivalent to fifteen hours of direct instruction and thirty hours of student work. Direct instruction can occur via computer-assisted (modules), multi-media interaction, discussions, and/or completion of exams/quizzes/assessments as documented in the course syllabus and approved to meet best practices in online learning. Student work includes activities like readings and supplemental home work. Students must fulfill these hours to complete the course requirements as set forth by the course instructor. Online courses developed from existing face-to-face instruction adhere to the defined learning outcomes and assessments of the original face-to-face format for the course. All WVU online programs are reviewed for nationally accepted standards for online learning.

Experiential Learning

In experiential learning, including opportunities representing laboratory/lecture courses, undergraduate research (with or without laboratory), professional development internships, and service learning, a total of three hours of classroom and preparation time per week over a period of fifteen weeks for one credit hour or the equivalent amount of work over a shorter period of time is required. Courses must incorporate adequate opportunities to document student progress and student completion of the stated learning objectives for each experience.

Study Abroad

One credit hour is equivalent to fifteen hours of guided instruction and thirty hours of cultural, linguistic or other types of engagements as described by the syllabus and approved by the faculty, department Chair, Dean, and Associate Provost. Exceptions to this general rule would need to be justified and approved on an individual basis.

Studio/Ensemble Work

In studio courses representing the arts, design, and theatre, one credit hour is equivalent to one and a half hours of guided instruction and three hours for studio class preparation each week for fifteen weeks as defined by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In accordance with the National Association of Schools of Music standards, one credit hour of ensemble work in the music field represents three hours of practice each week, on average, for a period of fifteen weeks plus the necessary individual instruction as defined by the major subject.

Variable Credit Offerings

Variable credit courses often represent student experiences that range in contact hours based on the focus and discipline of the experience. Practicums (teaching and research), field experience, undergraduate and graduate research and laboratory rotations and credit, and independent studies offer a range of contact. One credit hour is equivalent to fifteen contact hours of guided instruction (e.g., student progress meetings, assessment) and thirty hours of student work to complete the requirements set forth by the advisor or course instructor (e.g., team meetings, review sessions, thesis/dissertation preparation) over a fifteen week period. Instructors/Mentors and students should discuss the appropriate number of total credit hours for a given course based on the time needed to attain outcomes of the particular endeavor.

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Course length

As a general rule, most courses taught at WVU extend for one semester, although some are taught for eight weeks and others extend for two semesters. The only exception to this rule occurs if the Committee on Academic Standards decides to grant such an exception. Grades reported at the end of the first semester in a two-semester course are merely an indication of the quality of the student’s work to that point. Credit is not given for that part of the course completed. Courses taught in the summer term carry the same credit value as fall and spring semester courses

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Common Course Numbers/Descriptions

199. Orientation to [subject/field]. 1 Hr. Orientation to degree programs and requirements, departmental resources, curriculum options, student responsibilities, and opportunities.

293. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

298. Honors, 1-3 Hr. PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study, or research.

393. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

490. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Teaching practice such as a tutor or assistant.

491. Professional Field Experience. 1-18 Hr. PR: Consent (may be repeated up to a maximum of 18 hours). Prearranged experiential learning program to be planned, supervised, and evaluated for credit by faculty and field supervisors. Involves temporary placement with public or private enterprise for professional competence development.

492. Directed Study. 1-3 Hr. Directed study, reading, and/or research.

493. Special Topics. 1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

494. Seminar. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent. Presentation and discussion of topics of mutual concern to students and faculty.

495. Independent Study. 1-6 Hr. Faculty-supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

496. Senior Thesis. 1-3 Hr. PR: Consent.

497. Research. 1-6 Hr. Independent research projects.

498. Honors, 1-3 Hr. PR: Students in Honors Program with consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study, or research.

499. Global Service Learning. 3 Hr. PR: Consent. Theory and practice of global service-learning. The main objective will be to pair the experiential aspects of meaningful and sustained service in the host community with work from the student’s anchor course by offering a methodological framework for cultural immersion and community service as well as adding to the content of the anchor course.

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Finals

The last week of each semester of the academic year is designated as finals week. Final examinations for the summer term are given on the last day of classes. The website http://registrar.wvu.edu/ gives the dates and times for final examinations. (See specific term Course Registration Information link for further information.)

Students who take a section of a multi-section course may be required to take the departmental final examination, given during the regular final examination period.

Last Week of Classes

Practical laboratory tests, make-up examinations, and regularly scheduled short quizzes are the only tests permitted for day classes during the week of classes preceding finals week unless the faculty member petitions the associate provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the petition is approved by the beginning of the second week of the semester in which the final exam is to be given. Evening classes have their final exams on the last meeting of the class preceding finals week. 

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Degree Programs Offered by WVU

By College

College of Business and Economics

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
AccountingB.S.B.Ad.
Business AdministrationM.B.A
Business Administration - AOE: AccountingPh.D.
Business Administration - AOE: FinanceM.B.A.Ph.D
Business Administration - AOE: MaketingPh.D
Business Administration - AOE: ManagementPh.D.
Business Management - AOE: Hospitality and Tourism ManagementB.S.B.Ad.
Business Management - AOE: Human Resource ManagementB.S.B.Ad.
Business Management - AOE: International BusinessB.S.B.Ad.
Business Management - AOE: Small Business/EntrepreneurshipB.S.B.Ad.
EconomicsB.S.M.A.
Economics - AOE: International EconomicsPh.D.
Economics - AOE:Financial EconomicsPh.D.
Economics - AOE: Monetary EconomicsPh.D.
Economics - AOE: Public EconomicsPh.D.
Economics - AOE: Regional & Urban EconomicsPh.D.
Economics - AOE: Resource EconomicsPh.D.
FinanceB.S.B.AdM.S.
General BusinessB.S.B.Ad.
Industrial RelationsM.S.
Management Information SystemsB.S.B.Ad.
MarketingB.S.B.Ad.
Professional AccountancyM.P.A.

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College of Creative Arts

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Art - AOE: Art EducationM.A.
Art - AOE: Art HistoryM.A.
Art - AOE: Studio ArtM.A.
Art HistoryB.A.
Art and Design - AOE: Certiification K-12B.F.A
Art and Design - AOE: CeramicsB.F.A.M.F.A
Art and Design - AOE: Graphic DesignB.F.AM.F.A
Art and Design - AOE: Intermedia/PhotographyB.F.AM.F.A.
Art and Design - AOE: PaintingB.F.A.M.F.A.
Art and Design - AOE: PrintmakingB.F.A.M.F.A.
Art and Design - AOE: SculptureB.F.AM.F.A.
MusicB.A.
Music - AOE: Collaborative PianoM.MPh.D./D.M.A.
Music - AOE: Music CompositionB.M.M.MPh.D./D.M.A
Music - AOE: Music Education: Vocal, General , InstrumentalB.M.M.MPh.D/D.M.A.
Music - AOE: Music HistoryM.M.
Music - AOE: Music TheoryM.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: ConductingM.M.Ph.D./D.M.A.
Music - AOE: Performance: Guitar, Band or Orchestra InstrumentB.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: Jazz(Pedagogy)M.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: Jazz StudiesB.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: Piano(Coaching/Accompanying)B.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: Piano(Jazz)B.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: Piano(Pedagogy)B.M.M.M
Music - AOE: Performance: Piano(Traditional)B.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: Piano, Voice, Band, or Orchestra InstrumentsM.M.Ph.D./D.M.A.
Music - AOE: Performance: WoodwindsB.M.
Music - AOE: Performance: VoiceB.M.
Multidisciplinary StudiesB.M.D.S.
TheatreB.A.
Theatre - AOE: ActingB.F.A.M.F.A
Theatre - AOE: Costume Design and TechnologyM.F.A
Theatre - AOE: Creative Dramatics and PuppetryB.F.A.
Theatre - AOE: Design/TechnologyB.F.A.
Theatre - AOE: Lighting Design and TechnologyM.F.A.
Theatre - AOE: Scene Design and TechnologyM.F.A.
Music - AOE: Vocal Pedagogy and PerformancePh.D./D.M.A

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Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Aerospace EngineeringB.S.A.E.M.S.A.E.
Biometric Systems - AOE: DNA/Molecular BiologyB.S.B.S.
Biometric Systems - AOE:Microsensors & CircuitsB.S.B.S.
Biometirc Systems - AOE: Signal ProcessingB.S.B.S.
Biometric Systems - AOE: StatisticsB.S.B.S.
Biometric Systems - AOE: Software SysemsB.S.B.S.
Chemical EngineeringB.S.Ch.E.M.S.Ch.E.
Civil EngineeringB.S.C.E.M.S.C.E.
Computer EngineeringB.S.Cp.E.
Computer ScienceB.S.Ph.D.
Computer Science - AOE: Biometrics & Information AssuranceM.S.C.S.
Electrical EngineeringB.S.E.E.M.S.E.E.
EngineeringM.S.E.
Engineering-AerospacePh.D
Industrial EngineeringB.S.I.E.M.S.I.E.
Engineering - ChemicalPh.D.
Engineering CivilPh.D.
Engineering - ComputerPh.D.
Engineering - ElectricalPh.D.
Engineering - IndustrialPh.D.
Engineering - MechanicalPh.D.
Engineering - MiningPh.D.
Engineering - Petroleum & Natural GasPh.D.
Engineering - Occupational Safety and HealthPh.D.
Industrial HygieneM.S.
Mechanical EngineeringB.S.M.E.M.S.M.E.
Mining EngineeringB.S.Min.E.M.S.Min.E.
Petroleum & Natural Gas EngineeringB.S.PNGE.M.S.PNGE.
Safety Management - AOE: Environmental ManagementM.S.
Software Engineering - AOE: Biometrics & information AssuranceM.S.S.E

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College of Education and Human Services

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
AudiologyAu.D.
Child Development and Family Studies - AOE: Child DevelopmentB.S.
Child Development and Family Studies - AOE: Family and Youth StudiesB.S.
Child Development and Family Studies - AOE: Pre-school Education - Birth-Age 4B.S.
Child Development and Family Studies - AOE: Preschool Special Needs-PreK-KB.S.
Communication Sciences and DisordersPh.D.
Counseling - AOE: Community Agency CounselingM.A.
Counseling - AOE: School CounselingM.A.
Counseling PsychologyPh.D.
Education - Curriculum & InstructionEd.D.
Education - Education - AOE: Curriculum, Literacy, Cultural StudiesPh.D,
Education - Education - AOE: Educational Leadership & Policy StudiesPh.D.
Education - Education - AOE: Human Development and Family StudiesPh.D.
Education - Education - AOE: Learning, Instructional Design, & TechnologyPh.D.
Education - Educational Leadershp/Public School AdministrationEd.D.
Education - Educational PsychologyEd.D.
Education - Higher Education AdministrationEd.D.
Education - Special Education - AOE: Personnel Preparation in Special EducationEd.D
Education - Special Education - AOE: School Leadership in Special EducationEd.D.
Educational Leadership - Higher Education AdministrationM.A.
Educational Leadership - Public School AdministrationM.A.
Educational Psychology - AOE: Child Development and Family StudiesM.A.
Educational Psychology - AOE: Educational PsychologyM.A.
Educational Psychology - AOE: Evaluation and ResearchM.A.
Elementary EducationB.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary - AOE: EarlyChildhood EducationM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary - AOE: Early Childhood, PreK-KM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary - AOE: Elementary Education AdvancedM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: Early Childhood Education , PreK-KM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: English Education M.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: Foreign Languages EducationM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: Interdepartmental Studies (Social Studies)M.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: Integrated ScienceM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: Mathmatics EducationM.A.
Elementary Education - Elementary/MDS - AOE: Multicategorical Special Education K-6 + 5-AdultM.A.
Instructional Design and TechnologyM.A.Ed.D.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE:Early Childhood Education, PreK-KB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE: English EducationB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE: Foreign Language EducationB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE: Integrated ScienceB.M.D.S
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE: Interdepartmental Studies(Social Studies)B.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE: Mathematics EducationB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Elementary Education - AOE: Multicategorical Special Education K-6 + 5-AdultB.M.D.S
Multidisciplinary Studies- Multidisciplinary (Education) StudiesB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Secondary Education - AOE: Biology & Integrated ScienceB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Secondary Education - AOE: Chemistry & Integrated ScienceB.M.D.S.
Multidisciplinary Studies- Secondary Education - AOE: Physics & Integrated ScienceB.M.D.S.
ReadingM.A.
Rehabilitation CounselingM.S.
Secondary Education - AOE: Advanced ScienceM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Advanced Social StudiesM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Biology EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Chemistry EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: English EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Foreign Language EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: General Science EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Higher Education Curriculum & TeachingM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Math EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Physics EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Secondary AdvancedM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Secondary EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - AOE: Social Studies EducationM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/EnglishM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/Foreign LanguagesM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/Interdepartmental StudiesM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/MathematicsM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/MDS - AOE: Biology and Integrated ScienceM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/MDS - AOE: Chemistry and Integrated ScienceM.A.
Secondary Education - Secondary/MDS - AOE: Physics and Integrated ScienceM.A.
Special Education - Special EducationM.A.
Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders - AOE: Autism K-6M.A.
Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders - AOE: Autism 5-AdultM.A.
Special Education - Early Intervention.Early Childhood - Pre-school Special Needs PreK-KM.A.
Special Education - Gifted Education - AOE: Gifted 1-12 M.A.
Special Education - Low Vision/Blindness - AOE: Visual Impairments PreK-AdultM.A.
Special Education - Multicategorical Special Education - AOE: Multicategorical Special Education K-6M.A,
Special Education - Multicategorical Special Education - AOE: Multicategorical Special Education 5-AdultM.A.
Special Education - Severe/Multiple Disabilities - AOE: Severe Disabilities K-AdultM.A.
Speech-Language Pathology - Speech PathologyM.S.
Speech Pathology and AudiologyB.S.

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College of Law

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
LawJ.D.

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College of Physical Activity and Sports Science

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Kinesiology - Kinesiology - AOE: Physical Education Teacher EducationPh.D.
Kinesiology - Kinesiology - AOE: Sort& Exercise PsychologyPh.D.
Physical Education - Athletic CoachingM.S.
Physical Education - Athletic Coaching Education - AOE: Aquatic Facility ManagementB.S.
Physical Education - Athletic Coaching Education - AOE: Group FitnessB.S.
Physical Education - Athletic Coaching Education - AOE: Personal TrainingB.S.
Physical Education - Athletic Coaching Education - AOE: Strength ConditioningB.S.
Physical Education - Athletic TrainingM.S.
Physical Education - Physical Ed-Teacher EdM.S.
Physical Education - Physical Ed-Teacher Ed - AOE: Administration of Physical EducationEd.D.
Physical Education - Physical Ed-Teacher Ed - AOE: Motor DevelopmentEd.D.
Physical Education - Physical Ed-Teacher Ed - AOE: Special Physical EducationEd.D.
Physical Education - Physical Ed-Teacher Ed - AOE: Curriculum & InstructionEd.D
Physical Education - Physical Ed-Teacher Ed - AOE: Teaching CertificationB.S.
Physical Education - Sport & Exercise PsychologyM.S.
Physical Education - Sport ManagementM.S.
Sport Studies - Athletic TrainingB.S.
Sport Studies - Sports & Exercise PsychologyB.S.
Sport Studies - Sport ManagementB.S.

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Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Agricultural and Resource EconomicsM.S.
Agricultural and Extension Education - AOE: Ag Extension EducationM.S.
Agricultural and Extension Education - AOE: Agricultural & Environmental TechB.S. Agr.
Agricultural and Extension Education - AOE: Agricultural Teacher EducationB.S. Agr. .
Agricultural and Extension Education - AOE: Extension EducationB.S. Agr.
Agricultural and Extension Education - AOE: Teaching Vo-AgM.S.
Agriculture, Natural Resources, & DesignM.Agr.
Agricultural Sciences - Animal & Food Science - AOE: Agricultural BiochemistryPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Animal & Food Science - AOE: Animal NutritionPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Animal & Food Science - AOE:Animal PhysiologyPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Animal & Food Science - AOE: Production ManagementPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Plant & Soil Science- AOE: Applied & Environmental MicrobiologyPh.D
Agricultural Sciences - Plant & Soil Science- AOE: Crops AgronomyPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Plant & Soil Science- AOE: EntomologyPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Plant & Soil Science- AOE: HorticulturePh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Plant & Soil Science- AOE: Plant PathologyPh.D.
Agricultural Sciences - Plant & Soil Science- AOE: Soil SciencesPh.D.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: Animal SciencesM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: Animal & Vet ScienceB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: BreedingM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: Human NutritionM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: Food ScienceM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: NutritionM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: PhysiologyM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: Pre-Health SciencesB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: Pre-Vet MedicineB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal & Nutritional Sciences - AOE: ProductionM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Animal PhysiologyM.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - BiochemistryB.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Human Nutrition & Food - AOE: DieteticsB.S.
Animal and Nutritional Sciences - Nutritional & Food ScienceM.S.
Design & MerchandisingM.S.
Design and Merchandising - Design StudiesB.S.
Design and Merchandising - Fashion Design & Merchandising - AOE: Fashion DesignB.S.
Design and Merchandising - Fashion Design & Merchandising - AOE: Fashion MerchandisingB.S.
Design and Merchandising - Interior Design - AOE: Contract DesignB.S.
Design and Merchandising - Interior Design - AOE: Residential DesignB.S.
Forest Resources ManagementB.S.F.
Forest Resource Science - AOE: Forest Resource ManagementPh.D.
Forest Resource Science - AOE: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism ResourcesPh.D.
Forest Resource Science - AOE: Wildlife & Fisheries ResourcesPh.D.
Forest Resource Science - AOE: Wood Science TechnologiesPh.D.
Forestry - AOE: Forest Resource ManagementM.S.F.
Forestry - AOE: Wood Science & TechnologiesM.S. F.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Anmal BreedingM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE:Biochemical Molecular GeneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: CytogeneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Descriptive EmbryologyM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Developmental GeneticsM.S.Ph.D
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Experimental MorohogenesisM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Human GeneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: ImmunogeneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Life Cycles of Animals & PlantsM.S.Ph.D
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Molecular Aspects of DevelopmentM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: MutageneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: OncologyM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Plant GeneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: Population & Quantiative GeneticsM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: RegenerationM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: TeratologyM.S.Ph.D.
Genetics and Developmental Biology - AOE: ToxicologyM.S.Ph.D.
Landscape ArchitectureB.S.L.A.M.L.A.
Multidisciplinary StudiesB.M.D.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - AgroecologyB.S. Agr.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Agronomy - AOE: Crop ScienceM.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Agronomy - AOE: Soil ScienceM.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Agronomy - AOE: TurfB.S. / B.S.Agr.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Applied & Environmental MicrobiologyB.S.M.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - EntomologyM.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Environmental Protection - AOE: Pest ManagementB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Environmental Protection - AOE: Soil and Water ConservationB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Plant and Soil Sciences - HorticultureM.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Horticulture - AOE: Landscape ManagementB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Horticulture - AOE: ProductionB.S / B.S. Agr.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Plant PathologyM.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Soil Science - AOE: Land UseB.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences - Soil Science - AOE: Watershed ManagementB.S.
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism ResourcesM.S.
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources - AOE: Adinistration & PlanningB.S.R.
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources - AOE: Adventure RecreationB.S.R.
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources - AOE: Park & Outdoor RecreationB.S.R.
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources - AOE: Sustainable TourismB.S.R.
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources - AOE: Wildlands Recreation ManagementB.S.R.
Reproductive PhysiologyM.S.Ph.D.
Resource Management - Environmental & Natural Resource EconomicsB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Resource Management - Agribusiness Management & Rural DevelopmentB.S. / B.S. Agr.
Resource Management and Sustainable DevelopmentPh.D.
Resource Management and Sustainable Development - Agricultural & Extension EdPh.D.
Resource Management and Sustainable Development - Human and Community DevelopmentPh.D.
Resource Management and Sustainable Development - Natural Resource EconomicsPh.D.
Resource Management and Sustainable Development - Resource ManagementPh.D.
Wildlife and Fisheries ResourcesM.S.
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources - AOE: Fisheries SciencesB.S.
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources - AOE: PlanningB.S.
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources - AOE: ToxicolocyB.S.
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources - AOE: Wildlife ManagementB.S.
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources - AOE: Wildlife ScienceB.S.
Wood Science and Technology - AOE: ProcessingB.S.
Wood Science and Technology - AOE: UtilizationB.S.

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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
BiologyB.A., B.S.
Biology - AOE: Cellular & Molecular BiologyPh.D.
Biology - AOE: Environmental Plant BiologyPh.D.
Biology - AOE: Population GeneticsM.S.
ChemistryB.A., B.S.
Chemistry - AOE: Analytical Chemistry M.S.Ph.D.
Chemistry - AOE: Inorganic Chemistry M.S.Ph.D.
Chemistry - AOE: Organic Chemistry M.S.Ph.D.
Chemistry - AOE: Physical ChemistryM.S.Ph.D.
Chemistry - AOE: Theoretical ChemistryM.S.Ph.D.
Communication Studies - AOE: Communication in InstructionM.A
Communication Studies - AOE: Communication Theory & ResearchM.A,
Communication Studies - AOE: Corporate & Organizational ComminicationM.A.
Communication Studies - AOE: Health CommunicationB.A.
Communication Studies - AOE: Integrated CommunicationB.A.
Communication Studies - AOE: Interpersonal CommunicationB.A.
Communication Studies - AOE: Social Media & CommunicationB.A.
Communication Studies - AOE: Strategic/Organizational CommunicationB.A.
Computational StatisticsPh.D.
Creative WritingM.F.A.
EconomicsB.A.
English - AOE: Creative WritingB.A.
English - AOE:Literary/Cultural StudiesB.A.M.A.Ph.D.
English - AOE: Professional Writing and EditingB.A.
English - AOE: WritingM.A,
English - English/Secondary Education B.A.
Forensic and Investigative ScienceM.S.
Forensic and Investigative Science - AOE: Forensic BiologyB.S.
Forensic and Investigative Science - AOE: Forensic ChemistryB.S.
Forensic and Investigative Science - AOE: Forensic xaminerB.S.
Forensic and Investigative Science - AOE: Forensic ToxicologyB.S.
Geography - AOE: Energy & Environmental ResourcesM.A.
Geography - AOE: Geographic Information SystemsPh.D.
Geography - AOE: GIS/Cartographic AnalysisM.A.
Geography - AOE: International Area StudiesB.A.
Geography - AOE: Natural Resources, Environment & DevelopmentB.A.
Geography - AOE: Planning and Regional DevelopmentB.A.
Geography - AOE: Regional DevelopmentPh.D.
Geography - AOE: Regional Development and Urban PlanningM.A,
Geography - AOE: Spatial Analysis/GISB.A.
GeologyB.S.
Geology - Environmental GeoscienceB.A.
Geology - AOE: GemorphologyPh.D
Geology - AOE: GeophysicsPh.D,
Geology - AOE: HydrologyPh.D.
Geology - AOE: PalentologyPh.D.
Geology - AOE: PetrologyPh.D.
Geology - AOE: Professional StudiesM.S.
Geology - AOE: ResearchM.S.
Geology - AOE: StratigraphyPH.D.
Geology - AOE: StructurePh.D.
HistoryB.A.
History - AOE: African HistoryM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: African-American HistoryM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: American HistoryM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: Appalachian/Regional HistoryM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: East Asian HistoryM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: European HistoryM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: History of Science & TechnologyM.A.Ph.D.
History - AOE: Latin American HistoryM.A.
History - AOE: Public HistoryM.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - AOE: Appalachian StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - AOE: Individualized StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - AOE: Medieval & Renaissance StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - AOE: Social StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Biochemistry - AOE: ChemistryB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Biochemistry - AOE: Molecular BiologyB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Biochemistry/BiologyB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Biochemistry/ChemistryB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Industrial Mathematics & StatisticsB.S.
Interdepartmental Studies - Interdepartmental Studies/Secondary EductionB.A,
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: A frica & Middle EastB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: AsiaB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: Developmental StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: Diplomacy & International SecurityB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: EuropeB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: Intelligence & National SecurityB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: International BusinessB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: International EnvironmentB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - International Studies - AOE: The AmericasB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Latin American StuiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Religious StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Slavic & East European StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Social StudiesB.A.
Interdepartmental Studies - Women's and Gender StudiesB.A.
Legal StudiesM.L.S.
Liberal StudiesM.A.L.S.
MathematicsB.A., B.S.
Mathematics - AOE: Applied MathematicsM.S.Ph.D.
Mathematics - AOE: Discrete MathematicsPh.D.
Mathematics - AOE: Interdisciplinary MathematicsM.S.
Mathematics - AOE: Mathematics for Secondary EducationM.S.
Mathematics - AOE: Pure MathematicsM.S.
Mathematics - Mathematics/Secondary EducationB.A.
Multidisciplinary StudiesB.M.D.S., B.A.
Philosophy - AOE:Pre-LawB.A.
Physics - AOE: Applied PhysicsB.A., B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: AstrophysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Astro/Space PhysicsB.A., B.S.
Physics - AOE: BiophysicsB.A., B.S.
Physics - AOE: Chemical PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Computational PhysicsB.A., B.S.
Physics - AOE: Condensed Matter PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Elementary Particle PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Materials PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Materials ScienceB.A., B.S.
Physics - AOE: Medical PhysicsB.A., B.S.
Physics - AOE: Plasma PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Solid State PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Statistical PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Physics - AOE: Theoretical PhysicsM.S.Ph.D.
Political Science - AOE: American Politics and PolicyB.A.
Political Science - AOE: American Public Policy & PoliicsM.A.
Political Science - AOE: GeneralB.A.
Political Science - AOE: Government & BusinessB.A.
Political Science - AOE: International & Comparative Public Policy & U.S. PoliticsM.A.
Political Science - AOE: International Relations, Comp Politics & National SecurityB.A.
Political Science - AOE: Political SciencePh.D.
Political Science - AOE: Pre-Law and Legal StudiesB.A.
Political Science - AOE: Public Policy AnalysisPh.D.
Professional Writing and EditingM.A.
Psychology - AOE: Behavior AnalysisPh.D.
Psychology - AOE: Behaviorial NeurosciencePh.D.
Psychology - AOE: Clinical Child PsychologyB.A., B.S.Ph.D.
Psychology - AOE: Clinical PsychologyM.A., M.S.Ph.D.
Psychology - AOE: Life Span DevelopmentB.A., B.S.Ph.D.
Public Administration - AOE: Healh Care AdministrationM.P.A.
Public Administration - AOE: Local Governance and Community DevelopmentM.P.A
Social WorkB.S.W.
Social Work - AOE: Community Organizing and Social AdministrationM.S.W.
Social Work - AOE: Direct Practice
SociologyM.A.
Sociology and Anthropology - AOE: AnthropologyB.A.
Sociology and Anthropology - AOE: SociologyB.A.
Sociology and Anthropology - CriminologyB.A.
StatisticsM.S.
Statistical and Data Sciences - Applied StatisticsM.PS.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Chinese StudiesB.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Foreign Literature in TranslationB.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: FrenchB.A.M.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: French/LinguisticsM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: French/SpanishM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: French/TESOL
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: GermanB.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Italian StudiesB.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: LinguisticsM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Linguistics/FrenchM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Linguistics/SpanishM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Linguistics/TESOLM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Russian StudiesB.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: SpanishB.A. M.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Spanish/FrenchM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Spanish/LinguisticsM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: Spanish/TESOLM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: TESOLM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: TESOL/FrenchM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: TESOL/LinguisticsM.A.
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - AOE: TESOL/SpanishM.A,
World Languages, Literature, and Linguistics - World Languages/Secondary EducationB.A.

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Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Integrated Marketing CommunicationsM.S.
Journalism - AOE: NewsB.S.J.
Journalism - AOE: Print JournalismB.S.J.
Journalism - AOE Teaching/Research ProfessionalM.S.J
Journalism - AOE:Television JournalismB.S.J.
Journalism - AOE: Visual JouranlismB.S.J.
Journalism - Strategic Communications - AOE: AdvertisingB.S.J.
Journalism - Strategic Communications - AOE: Public RelationsB.S.J.

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School of Dentistry

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Dental HygieneB.S.
Dental Hygiene - AOE: Basic ScienceM.S.
Dental Hygiene - AOE: Education/AdministrationM.S.
Dental Hygiene - AOE: Office ManagementM.S.
Dental Hygiene - AOE: Special PatientsM.S.
Dental Specialties - EndodonticsM.S.
Dental Specialties - OrthodonticsM.S.
Dental Specialties - PeriodonticsM.S.
Dental Specialties - ProsthodonticsM.S.
Dentistry - AOE: Basic Biological ScienceD.D.S.
Dentistry - AOE: General PracticeD.D.S.
Dentistry - AOE: Specific Clinical InterestD.D.S.

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School of Medicine

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyPh.D.
Biomedical SciencesM.S.
Cancer Cell BiologyPh.D.
Cellular and Integrative PhysiologyPh.D.
Clinical and Translational ScienceM.S.
Exercise Physiology M.S.Ph.D.
Exercise Physiology - AOE: Aqutic TherapyB.S.
Exercise Physiology - AOE: Health ProfessionsB.S.
Immunology and Microbial PathogenesisPh.D.
Pathologist's AssistantM.H.S.
Medical Laboratory Science - AOE: Clinical Laboratory ScienceB.S.
Medical Laboratory Science - AOE: HistotechnologyB.S.
MedicineM.D.
NeurosciencePh.D.
Occupational TherapyM.O.T.
Physical TherapyD.P.T.

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School of Nursing

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
NursingB.S.N.D.N.P., Ph.D.
Nursing - Nursing RNB.S.N.
Nursing - AOE: Family Nurse PractitionerM.S.N
Nursing - AOE: Geriatric Nurse PractitionerM.S.N
Nursing - AOE: Neonatal Nurse PractitionerM.S.N.
Nursing - AOE: Nursing LeadershipM.S.N.
Nursing - AOE: Pediatric Nurse PractitionerM.S.N.
Nursing - AOE: Women's Health Nurse PractitionerM.S.N.

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School of Pharmacy

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological SciencesPh.D.
Pharmacy - AOE: Clinical PharmacyPharm.D.
Pharmacy - AOE: Clinical Pharmacy PracticePharm.D.
Pharmacy - AOE: Pharmacy ResearchPharm.D.

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School of Public Health

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Community Health Promotion - School Health EducationM.S.
Public Health - AOE: BiostatisticsM.P.H.
Public Health - AOE: EpidemiologyM.P.H.
Public Health - AOE: Health Policy Management and LeadershipM.P.H.
Public Health - AOE: Occupational and Environmental Health SciencesM.P.H.
Public Health - AOE: Public Health PracticeM.P.H
Public Health - AOE: Social & Behavioral SciencesM.P.H.
Public Health Sciences - AOE: EpidemiologyPh.D.
Public Health Sciences - AOE: Occupational and Environmental Health SciencesPh.D.
Public Health Sciences - AOE: Social and Behavioral SciencesPh.D.

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University College

Program Bachelor's Master's Doctoral/Professional
Regents BA - AOE: Advertising/Public RealtionsR.B.A
Regents BA - AOE: American HistoryR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: AnthropologyR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Art HistoryR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Business AdministrationR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Child DevelopmentR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Communication StudiesR.B.A
Regents BA - AOE: Creative WritingR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Crime & Social ControlR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: EconomicsR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Foreign Literature in TranslationR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: FrenchR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: GeographyR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: GeologyR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: GermanR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: GIS & Remote SensingR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: HistoryR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: International Studies-African/Mid EastR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: International Studies-AsiaR.B.A
Regents BA - AOE: International Studies-Development StudiesR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: International Studies-EuropeR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: International Studies-The AmericasR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: LinguisticsR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: LiteratureR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: PhilosophyR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Political Science-GeneralR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Political Science-International/World AffairsR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Political Science-Law & Legal StudiesR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Professional WritingR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: PsychologyR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Religious StudiesR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: RussianR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: SociologyR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: SpanishR.B.A.
Regents BA - AOE: Women & Gender StudiesR.B.A.

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Certificates

The certificate programs offer a coherent, specialized curriculum designed for students in search of a specific body of knowledge for personal/career development of professional continuing education. Normally a minimum of twelve and no more than twenty-one credit hours constitute a certificate program at the baccalaureate level. The policies for issuing a certificate are being established by the Office of the University Registrar with input from the Assistant/Associate Deans and Directors group. 

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Arts & Sciences - Eberly College of

  • Gerontology
  • Global Engagement
  • Professional Writing and Editing

Education and Human Sciences - College of

  • Infant/todler Education
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability Studies

Engineering and Mineral Resourses - Benjamin M. Statler College of

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Global Competency 

Journalism - School of

  • Digital Proficiency

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Academic Affairs

  • University Teaching

Arts & Sciences - Eberly College of

  • Applied Statistics
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Management
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Business and Economics - College of

  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

Education and Human Sciences - College of

  • Interdisciplinary Certificat in Disability Studies
  • Public School Administration - Instructional
  • Public School Administration - Principle
  • Public School Administration - Superintendent

Engineering and Mineral Resources - Benjamin M. Statler College of

  • Computer Forensics
  • Information Assurance and Biometrics
  • Interactive Technologies and Serious Gaming
  • Software Engineering

Journalism - Perley Issac Reed School of

  • Digital Marketing Communications
  • Integrated Marketing Communications

Medicine - School of

  • Clinical and Transitional Science
  • Emergency Medicine

Nursing - School of

  • Post-MSN Certificate
  • Post-MSN Certificate:FNP
  • Post-MSN Certificate:GNP
  • Post-MSN Certificate:Leadership
  • Post-MSN Certificate:NNP
  • Post-MSN Certificate:PNP
  • Post-MSN Certificate:WHNP

Public Health - School of

  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Women's Health

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Minors

For a complete list of minors and information on WVU's minors, please see our Minors page .

In this Section:

Undergraduate degree programs at West Virginia University are based upon a combination of required courses and electives. All undergraduate degree programs include the General Education Curriculum (GEC), require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and require at least 120 credit hours. In addition, the various colleges and schools may determine their own specific graduation requirements which may include additional course or credit requirements, minimum course grades, and grade point averages higher than a 2.0. Most degree programs require additional hours (see specific requirements for each major) to complete the degree.

Every undergraduate degree program at WVU requires that students satisfactorily complete the General Education Curriculum which includes an approved Writing course and a Capstone experience. For General Education Curriculum definitions, please see the list of approved GEC/Writing/Capstone courses . Please note that transfer courses do not fulfill the Writing or Capstone requirements. In exceptional cases, students can petition their college to have a transfer course approved as fulfilling the writing requirement. Students will need to provide evidence of process writing. Because of their unique concept, Capstone courses can never be transferred from another institution, including courses taken while studying abroad.

Students entering WVU as an undergraduate student with fewer than twenty-nine hours must also earn a passing grade in WVUE 191 First Year Seminar in their first semester at WVU. Those who do not pass the course must re-enroll for subsequent semesters until they earn a passing grade. In certain majors, alternative courses are acceptable. These courses will be identified for students by their advisors.

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Credit Validation

Students returning to WVU to complete a degree after a significant break in enrollment may be asked to retake certain courses to validate their subject knowledge (or otherwise demonstrate mastery). This significant break is normally defined by the department offering the course. Typically, a course must be revalidated if taken seven or more years previously. However, certain programs may have shorter time limitations that require re-enrollment or validation sooner. This requirement to re-enroll or demonstrate subject mastery in a course is at the discretion of the department chair and dean.

Coursework deemed to be insufficient to meet current course standards will still be factored into a student's GPA and may be treated as elective credit (as allowed by the student's academic major).

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Enrollment - Credit Residence Requirements

Candidates for an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University should plan to complete their final thirty credit hours in residence. Students who do not complete the final thirty credit hours in residence must complete a minimum of ninety total credit hours in residence in order to earn a WVU degree. Individual colleges, schools, or departments might have additional residence requirements as part of their degree or major requirements. Students should consult their respective academic unit with questions regarding specific degree or major residence requirements. Transfer coursework, credit by examination, Advanced Placement credit, International Baccalaureate credit, high school dual enrollment credit, and military training credit are examples of the types of coursework excluded from WVU residence credit.

Note: Resident credit hours are not synonymous with West Virginia State residency definitions for tuition purposes.

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Enrollment - Work Done Out of Residence

Coursework completed at another institution (including Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology) is considered non-WVU resident credit hours. Students transferring to WVU from another institution will receive a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits upon admission to the University. Transfer credits from two-year community colleges and junior colleges are limited to a maximum of seventy-two hours of lower-division credit. Coursework accepted from two-year colleges is limited to lower-division credit; in some cases, upper-division courses may not apply toward a student’s degree at WVU. WVU students who wish to take courses at another accredited institution and receive transfer credit should review the transient approval process and consult the Office of Admissions's website (http://admissions.wvu.edu/admissions/university-requirements/transfer_equivalency ) for the Transient Application Form.

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Official Program Designations

Degree program: an area of study approved as such by the institution and the Board of Governors (BOG) and listed on the official inventory of degree programs (e.g., English, social work, physical education, foreign languages). The degree is represented by the official degree designation (e.g., B.A.—bachelor of arts, B.S.—bachelor of science, B.M.D.S.—bachelor of multidisciplinary studies, M.A.—master of arts, B.S.J.—bachelor of science in journalism, B.S.P.Ed.—bachelor of science in physical education, etc.)

Major: a field of study within an approved degree program, having its own prescribed curriculum. A degree program may have more than one major.

Area of Emphasis: a specific subject area within an approved degree program and major. Normally, a minimum of twelve credit hours and no more than eighteen credit hours are expected for an area of emphasis.

Minor: strategic work in an area of study that encourages students to pursue a secondary field. Students may not earn a minor in the same field as their major. Requirements for a minor are set by the academic unit offering the minor and must include at least fifteen hours of coursework, with a minimum of nine hours at the upper division level (course numbers 300 or above).

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Experiential Learning

Each academic unit has a policy of general applicability controlling the allocation of credit for ad hoc experiential learning. No credit shall be granted for ad hoc experiential learning that is not sanctioned by an approved policy. At a minimum, each discipline shall adhere to accreditation standards of that discipline with respect to credits given toward student advancement based on experiential learning. There should be an equivalence in quantity and quality of ad hoc experiential learning effort and conventional academic effort for a set amount of credit within a discipline. Credit awarded for experiential learning will be posted as transfer work to West Virginia University with the course number of three zeros (000). The course prefix will vary by department granting credit. Credits applied to a student’s record through experiential learning will count in degree (or earned) hours. No formal grade will be entered.

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Awarding Degrees

All degrees are conferred by the WVU Board of Governors as recommended by the faculties of the various colleges and schools. A degree is granted at the end of the semester or summer term in which a student completes all the requirements for that degree, provided the student has submitted an application for graduation at his or her major department’s academic dean’s office and the dean has certified completion of all degree requirements.

A student becomes eligible to graduate when he or she completes the requirements of the University, college or school, and major degree program according to the Undergraduate Catalog in effect at the time the student first entered WVU.  With the consent of the student's advisor and dean, a student may choose to meet the conditions published in a later catalog.  If a student entered WVU more than seven years previously, the student must complete the requirements in a catalog that is no more than seven years old.  

Students must observe any program changes that are enacted by the West Virginia University Faculty Senate, West Virginia University Board of Governors, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, or by local, state, or federal law.

WVU policy dictates that, in view of their professional responsibilities to the general public, the faculty of a professional school may recommend to the president of the University, in writing, that a student be removed from its rolls. The recommendation of the faculty must indicate that the student is not fit to meet the qualifications and responsibilities of the profession.

WVU will not issue a diploma or a transcript to any student until payment of all tuition, fees, and other indebtedness to any unit of the University is made.

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Dual Degrees/Double Majors

The dual degree is the concurrent awarding of two distinct baccalaureate degrees (i.e. B.A., B.S., B.S.E., B.S.J., B.S.B.A.). Students pursuing two majors in different degree programs are expected to have the full range of skills, competencies, and experiences as students graduating from each of the programs independently. Therefore, students must be admitted into each degree program and fulfill all requirements for each degree. Students should pay particular attention to GEC requirements for each degree. Simultaneous completion of dual baccalaureate degrees requires students to complete a minimum of thirty hours beyond their primary degree. For a degree program that requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, students must complete a minimum of 150 credit hours to earn both degrees.       

The double major is the awarding of one degree with two majors (e.g. a student who completes majors in English and history earns one B.A. degree). The completion of double or multiple majors must lead to the same degree and can only be achieved simultaneously. Students must be accepted into each major and fulfill all requirements of each major in addition to satisfying all University requirements. This may be completed within the minimum credit hour requirement for the degree or may require more credits than the degree minimum. Students who complete multiple majors within one degree will be awarded one degree, and the transcript will list the degree and each major.

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Second Degrees

Some students decide to continue their undergraduate studies after receiving their first bachelor’s degree. Students who attempt to earn dual baccalaureate degrees from WVU but do not fully complete requirements for both degrees simultaneously will become second degree candidates. Students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree, whether from WVU or another institution, must complete a minimum of thirty hours beyond the first degree. Second degree candidates must meet all requirements for their degree program, major, college, or school and the University, including residence requirements. GEC requirements, however, are generally considered satisfied by completion of the first undergraduate degree. In the event that courses taken for the first bachelor’s degree are required courses for the second degree program, the college or school granting the second degree may approve course substitutions. In no circumstance may the coursework in the second degree program be fewer than thirty credit hours after the conferral of the first degree.

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Graduation

In order to graduate, a student must file an application for graduation in the academic dean’s office of his or her major department during the first month of the semester or summer term in which he or she expects to graduate. If a student is uncertain about graduation requirements, the department chairperson may be contacted for clarification. The student should also meet with his or her academic advisor for guidance.

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Graduation with Honors

WVU recognizes distinguished academic achievement by awarding degrees cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. This distinction can be awarded on initial or second baccalaureates and specified entry-level professional degrees. All candidates for a baccalaureate with a GPA of 3.8 or higher graduate summa cum laude. Those with a grade point average of less than 3.8, but equal to or above 3.6, graduate magna cum laude. Those with a GPA of less than 3.6, but equal to or above 3.4, graduate cum laude.

The grade point average for honors consideration for a baccalaureate is based on baccalaureate-level college work attempted through the final semester. This calculation includes baccalaureate-level college work attempted at institutions accredited by regional accreditors in the United States. Credit hours earned with a grade of P or S are not considered in the determination. Grades of F, however, are computed as hours attempted. The grade point average through the penultimate semester will be used for notations in the commencement programs. 

Students must meet residency requirements at WVU to be considered for graduation with honors.

The GPA for honors consideration for entry-level professional degrees is based on baccalaureate-level and professional-level work attempted through the last semester. This calculation includes baccalaureate-level and professional-level college work attempted at all regionally accredited higher education institutions attended. Credit hours earned with a grade of P or S are not considered in the determination.

Students entering and completing a second baccalaureate program following completion of the initial degree are eligible to receive the honors designation. Grade point averages for graduation with honors on second baccalaureates shall be computed on all baccalaureate-level work, excluding credit earned with a P or S. This includes work completed for the first degree as well.

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