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Find your purpose in the Eberly College

In the Eberly College, you can tailor your degree to your own passion, whether it is astrophysics, poetry, the environment or more.

New Student Orientation

Welcome! Use our videos and welcome packet to introduce yourself to the Eberly College.

Virtual Orientation Session

Learn about the degrees you can earn at the Eberly College and how to customize them. Plus, we’ll help you get ready for your advising appointment.

Welcome from the Dean

Meet the dean of the Eberly College, Gregory Dunaway, who shares two valuable pieces of advice for incoming students.

Download the Eberly Virtual NSO Packet (PDF)

If you have questions, please email or call 304-293-7476.

Our Grads are Going Places

Tyler Davidson

PhD, Forensic Science, '20

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, native Tyler Davidson is the first graduate of WVU’s prestigious PhD in forensic science, only the second of its kind in the U.S.

He completed his doctoral work three years after receiving WVU’s MS in forensic and investigative science.

“When I first arrived at WVU, I was convinced that I wanted to be a seized drug analyst for a local crime laboratory,” Davidson said. “As my education advanced, I found my passion for teaching and fell in love with research.”

More About Tyler

Soofia Lateef

BA, Philosophy, and BS, Chemical Engineering, ’20

Though she started her career at WVU as a chemical engineering major, Bridgeport native Soofia Lateef decided to stick around for an extra year to complete her dual-degree in philosophy.

“Early on, I decided to take an introductory philosophy class for fun. After that class, I simply wanted to learn more philosophy. That desire led me to my next philosophy class, then the next. I ended up with enough classes for the minor without intending to!”

More About Soofia

Jordan Nistendirk

BA, History and Political Science, '20

For Charleston native Jordan Nistendirk, attending WVU has been a journey toward confidence.

“I started college as a shy, anxious teenager who was nervous to be away from home and absolutely terrified I wouldn't find my niche at WVU,” he said. “Instead of finding one niche, I found several. I studied anything that interested me, joined any club I thought might be fun and met so many brilliant people who inspired me.”

More About Jordan

Dylan Vest

BA, Political Science and French, '20

Princeton native Dylan Vest landed on his majors by accident. He was supposed to take Spanish as an eighth grader, but a scheduling fluke placed him in French instead. His journey with the language has led him to a career as a diplomat with many stops around the world along the way.

“French has given me attractive language skills that I can use as a Foreign Service officer,” Vest said. “French is a global language – it is an official language in 29 countries. Learning French and gaining intercultural competency skills through coursework and study abroad have prepared me for my future career.”

More About Dylan

The R1 Difference

WVU is one of only 130 R1 institutions in the U.S. to earn the “very high research” designation (a group that includes Johns Hopkins, MIT and Stanford). Look inside our classrooms!

Crime Scene House Kitchen

Our Crime Scene Training Complex includes four crime scene houses where students practice processing crime scenes.

Video: Real Life CSI Crime Scene Training Complex

White Hall Laser Lab

A nearly $35-million renovation project completed in 2012 improved White Hall's classrooms, study areas and student and faculty research spaces, including Dr. Alan Bristow’s laser lab.

The physics of baseball

Zebrafish Neuroscience Lab in Life Sciences

Zebrafish are used as a vertebrate model for studying genetic aspects of disorders in humans.

Video: Dr. Sadie Bergeron’s lab

Physics Class

Russian Fairytales Class

Crime Scene Excavation

Where You’ll Learn and Discover

Audience gathers for a presentation at the Core Arboretum amphitheater

Core Arboretum

Located on a 91-acre tract of hillside and bottomland near the WVU Coliseum, the Core Arboretum has a variety of natural habitats where several hundred species of native West Virginia trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants can be found.

Learn more about Core Arboretum
A library visitor examines an exhibit featuring memorabilia from the Library's Jerry West collection

West Virginia and Regional History Center

Downtown Library

The West Virginia and Regional History Center collects, preserves and provides public access to materials that show the history and culture of West Virginia and the central Appalachian region.

Learn more Coal Country Memories
A student stands in the doorway of the control room for the 40-foot Telescope at the Green Bank Observatory

Green Bank Telescope

The Physics and Astronomy Department has access to the Green Bank Telescope, the most accurate, versatile, large dish radio telescope in the world.

Sparked Podcast: Star Hunters
Student drops water onto lichen sample in Herbarium

WVU Herbarium

Life Sciences Building

The largest facility of its kind in West Virginia, the WVU Herbarium contains about 185,000 mounted and cataloged vascular plant specimens and approximately 26,000 bryophyte and lichen specimens.

Learn more about WVU Herbarium
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Center for Resilient Communities

Brooks Hall

The center combines ongoing research and social justice projects related to nutritious food, community health and innovative businesses across Appalachia, including the fair-trade coffee company FIRSTHAND Cooperative.

Learn more Meet the student fellows
West Virginia mountains with fog in valley

West Virginia Dialect Project

Within Appalachia, there are many accents unique to the region. Dr. Kirk Hazen researches local language and speech with the help of undergraduate students.

Learn more Take the Appalachian language quiz Sparked Podcast: How We Talk

Research and Innovation

Portrait of Elizabeth Cohen

Elizabeth Cohen

The Psychology of Comfort TV

Can't stop binge watching "Seinfeld" and other reruns during the coronavirus pandemic? One WVU media psychology expert shares some insights. Dr. Cohen explains why we always turn to the comfort of familiar TV: "There’s a lot of comfort in knowing when something’s going to happen," she says. "You don’t have to exert a lot of cognitive energy, so it doesn’t feel taxing."

Read More in The Atlantic

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Portrait of Brenden McNeil

Brenden McNeil

Understanding a Forest's Response to Climate Change

The world’s forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster.

But Dr. McNeil, along with an international team of scientists, finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil over longer growing seasons.

More About Dr. McNeil’s Research

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Portrait of Tamba M’bayo

Tamba M’bayo

Overcoming an epidemic

Dr. M’bayo spent the last year in Sierra Leone teaching and researching the country’s history of epidemics as a Fulbright Scholar. His forthcoming book will examine centuries-old outbreaks like malaria and yellow fever as well as include personal interviews with recent Ebola survivors.

More about Dr. M’bayo’s research

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Explore Your Academic Options

Teaching Assistant Professor Amy Alvarez leads a poetry workshop

Majors and Minors

We’ll help you find the perfect path to a meaningful career. Review our many fields of study to learn about options for specializing your degree – and meet some of the students who’ve already found their path in our academic programs.

Choose from over 40 majors and minors

The Complete University Experience

How to Study Abroad (and Become YouTube Famous)

How do you become YouTube famous while studying in another country? Find out from Chinese Studies major Arianna Smith from Charleston, West Virginia.

Visit the Education Abroad website

A First for WVU SGA 🤔👩‍🏫

English Secondary Education major Sydney Luther takes us through her experience in WVU’s Student Government Association and covers a historic election on campus during Women's History Month.

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