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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Areas of Emphasis: Studio Emphasis: Ceramics, Studio Emphasis: Graphic Design, Studio Emphasis: Intermedia/Photography, Studio Emphasis: Painting, Studio Emphasis: Printmaking, Studio Emphasis: Sculpture
Pathways: Visual and Performing Arts, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences

We combine the benefits of a small studio program with the resources and facilities of a major research university. Our graduates are certified to teach grades pre-K through 12 and have a high job placement rate.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend New Student Orientation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend Monday Night Lights

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Take a language course
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Join a student organization
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
16
Spring
15
Fall
16
Fall
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
13
Spring
10
Fall
15
Spring
15
Spring
10
Spring
10
Spring
10
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Join a student organization
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Exercise daily
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
13
Fall
13
Fall
13
Fall
13
Fall
13
Fall
13
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fifth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fifth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fifth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Exercise daily
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fifth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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