College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

General Information

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences is one of two academic colleges at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. It includes many of the liberal and humanistic programs and courses commonly found in American colleges. These programs and courses make important contributions to the broad purposes of the institution, which endeavors to provide students with a knowledge of society, human experiences past and present, and the world in which we live; to foster an understanding and appreciation of the human, cultural, economic, political, environmental, ecological, and technological factors that have shaped human history and current concerns; and to develop the interests and creative capacities of students to their fullest extent.

The college offers courses necessary for the General Education Foundation (GEF). All four-year programs require between thirty-one and thirty-seven semester hours in GEF courses designed to meet the broad functions of the university and to assure students the breadth of knowledge deemed essential to an educated person. They include courses from the humanities, sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences also has an important part in fulfilling the career-oriented functions of the institution, as well as preparing students for graduate/professional study. It provides a variety of programs, training persons to serve the business, industrial, and governmental needs of the state and nation and for service to the community through a wide range of online courses designed to meet the changing needs and interests of the region and the state.

Degree Options

The College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences offers the following degrees:

Bachelor of Art Degree Programs

  • History and Government
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Athletic Coaching Education
  • Aviation Management
  • Business Management
  • Career-Technical Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Health Services Administration
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Public Service Administration
  • Sport Management

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Fraud Examination
  • History and Government
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Professional Writing and Editing
  • Psychology
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Sociology
  • Sport Management

Certificates

  • Fraud Examination

In this section:

BHSS College Minor:

Department of Accounting and Business Management

Department of History, English, and Creative Arts

Department of Psychology

Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

Department of Sport Studies

BHSS College Minor

adventure recreation management

Minor code - ut25

Required Courses
ADRC 101Essential Skills in Adventure Recreation3
ADRC 103Introduction to Adventure Recreation3
ADRC 301Adventure Recreation Program Management3
ADRC 302Adventure Travel and Tourism3
ADRC 401Ethical and Legal Issues in Adventure Programming3
ADRC 491Professional Field Experience3
Introductory Skills Course *1
Introduction to Whitewater Rafting
Introduction to Rock Climbing
Introduction to Mountain Biking
Technique Development Skills Course *1
Whitewater Rafting Techniques
Rock Climbing Techniques
Introduction to Whitewater Raft Guiding
Swiftwater Rescue
Lead Climbing
Climbing Rescue Techniques
Whitewater Raft Trip Leadership
Rock Climbing Instructor Development
Total Hours20
*

 Requires one introductory and one technique development course within the same area.

Department of Accounting and Business Management

Accounting

minor code - ut01

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting3
ACCT 311Intermediate Accounting3
Select three of the following courses:9
Intermediate Accounting
Accounting Systems
Financial Statement Analysis
Advanced Cost Management
Income Tax Accounting 1
Income Tax Accounting 2
Professional Field Experience
Total Hours18

business administration

minor code - ut03

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting3
BCOR 320Legal Environment of Business3
BCOR 350Principles of Marketing3
BCOR 370Managing Individuals and Teams3
CS 101Intro to Computer Applications4
FIN 325Financial Management 13
MANG 386Business Statistics3
Total Hours25

finance

MINOR CODE - UT06

Required Courses
ACCT 491Professional Field Experience3
ECON 331Money and Banking3
FIN 310Investments3
FIN 321Personal Finance3
FIN 325Financial Management 13
FIN 326Financial Management 23
Total Hours18

fraud examination

MINOR CODE - UT07

Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Accounting3
ACCT 348Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 420Fraud Examination3
ACCT 421Fraud Management: Legal/Ethical Issues3
ACCT 422Advanced Fraud Investigation & Analysis3
ACCT 423Information Security and Controls3
Total Hours18

human resources administration

minor code - UT10

Required Courses
MANG 330Human Resource Management Fundamentals3
MANG 422The Individual and the Organization3
Select three of the following:9
Collective Bargaining
Training and Development
Leadership In Business
Topics in Social Psychology
Total Hours15

marketing

MINOR CODE - UT13

Required Courses
BCOR 350Principles of Marketing3
MKTG 380Integrated Promotions3
Select four of the following courses:12
Buyer Behavior
Marketing Research
Retail Management
Sales Management
Global Marketing
Total Hours18

Department of History, English, and Creative Arts

history and government

MINOR CODE - UT09

Required Courses
POLS 102Introduction to American Government3
Select one of the following sets of courses:6
Growth of the American Nation to 1865
and Making of Modern America: 1865 to the Present
World History to 1500
and World History Since 1500
POLS 300+ Level Courses3
HIST 200+ Level Courses9
Total Hours21

professional writing and editing

MINOR CODE - UT23

Minimum 3.0 GPA in PWE courses.
Required Courses
ENGL 301Writing Theory and Practice3
ENGL 302Editing3
Select one course from each of the three following groups:9
Business and Technical Writing
Business and Professional Writing
Technical Writing
Writing with Technology
Multimedia Writing
Topics in Humanities Computing
Linguistics
The English Language
History of the English Language
Total Hours15

Department of Psychology

psychology

minor code - ut17

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses in the minor.
Required Courses
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 202Research Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 301Biological Foundations of Behavior3-4
or PSYC 302 Behavior Principles
Select one of the following courses:3
Introduction to Human Development
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Select two of the following courses:6
History and Systems of Psychology
Child and Adolescent Development
Topics in Social Psychology
Personality Theory
Exceptional Children
Learning and Behavior Theory
Applied Behavior Analysis
Professional Field Experience
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours18-19

Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration

criminal justice

minor code - ut21

A 2.0 GPA is required for all courses counted toward the minor.
Required Courses
CJ 101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ 233Juvenile Justice3
Select three of the following courses:9
Fraud Management: Legal/Ethical Issues
Law Enforcement Administration
Courts and Judicial Systems
Criminal Investigations
Public Administration
American Constitutional Law
Terrorism and National Security
Deviant Behavior
Social Research Methods
Total Hours15

economics

minor code - ut05

Must have 18 credit hours and 9 hours must be 300 or 400 level courses
Required Courses
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 301Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory3
Select three of the following:9
Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
Money and Banking
Managerial Economics
Collective Bargaining
Public Economics
Other ECON courses may be accepted with advisor approval.
Total Hours18

political science

MINOR CODE - UT16

Must have 18 credit hours and 9 hours must be 300 or 400 level courses.
Required Courses
POLS 102Introduction to American Government3
POLS 260Introduction to International Relations3
POLS 319Comparative Government3
Select three of the following courses:9
Global Political Issues
State and Local Government
American Constitutional Law
Terrorism and National Security
Public Administration
Advisor Approved POLS and HUMS Courses
Total Hours18

sociology

minor code - UT19

Must have 18 hours of sociology courses and 9 hours must be in 300 or 400 level sociology courses.
A 2.0 GPA is required for all courses counted toward the minor.
Required Courses
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology3
Sociology (SOCA) Electives15
(must include at least 9 credit hours of upper division courses)
Women in Appalachia (may be included as part of the Sociology minor)
Total Hours18

Department of Sport Studies

Sport management

minor code - UT20

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses in this minor.
Required Courses
BCOR 350Principles of Marketing3
BCOR 370Managing Individuals and Teams3
SM 425Sport Facility and Event Management3
SM 485Sport Management3
SM 486Sport Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Sport Finance and Economics
History and Philosophy of Sport
Total Hours18