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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Intercollegiate Programs
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Healthcare, Agriculture and Natural Sciences

The path to medical, dental, pharmacy or graduate school starts here. Biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics courses will challenge you in the classroom, while you pursue solutions to the world’s biggest issues in the lab — and build the foundation you need for professional or graduate school.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGBI 199 Orientation to Biochemistry
    1-2
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
17
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGBI 199 Orientation to Biochemistry
    1-2
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
17
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
15
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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
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them

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
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend a football game
  • Eat a pepperoni roll

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:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

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

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Download a chillPACK at well.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 first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 219 The Living Cell Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • BIOL 310 Advanced Cellular/Molecular Biology
    3
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
17
Fall
  • BIOL 219 The Living Cell Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 101 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • BIOL 310 Advanced Cellular/Molecular Biology
    3
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PHYS 102 Introductory Physics Exclamation Point
    4
17
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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).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

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:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night

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:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

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

  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

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:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • AGBI 410 Introductory Biochemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGBI 412 Introduction to Biochemistry Wet Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 215 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry: Brief Course Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 342 Experimental Physical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 462 Biochemistry 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 464 Biochemistry 2 Laboratory
    1
  • General Elective
    3
14
Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • AGBI 410 Introductory Biochemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGBI 412 Introduction to Biochemistry Wet Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 215 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    BIOL 313 Molecular Basis of Cellular Growth or
    BIOL 410 Cell and Molecular Biology Methods
  • CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry: Brief Course Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 342 Experimental Physical Chemistry Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 462 Biochemistry 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 464 Biochemistry 2 Laboratory
    1
14
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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).
  • 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 dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

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 an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • 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:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

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

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

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:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • CHEM 401 Chemical Literature Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 422 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 497 Research
    1-6
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
13
Spring
  • CHEM 310 Instrumental Analysis Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 403 Undergraduate Seminar
    1
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Fall
  • BIOL 423 Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Proteins Exclamation Point
    3
  • Biochemistry Elective
    4
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • AGBI 401 Senior Seminar in Biochemistry
    1
  • Biochemistry Elective
    3
  • Capstone
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
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).
  • 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
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

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:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

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

  • Join an intramural team
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

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:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair

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