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General Business Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Pathway: Business and Communications

Having a hard time choosing just one area of business? General Business allows you to choose from many different career paths and customize your curriculum to meet your goals.

Academics

Fall
16
Spring
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).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

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:

  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • 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:

  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program

Health and Wellness

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

  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop

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:

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

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).
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series

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:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center

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
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

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

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Spend a day without technology

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:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

Academics

Fall
15
Spring
  • 3
  • Major Elective
    3
  • Major Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
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).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • 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
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

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:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

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

  • Join an intramural team
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

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:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • Major Elective
    3
  • Major Elective
    3
  • Major Elective
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    6
15
Spring
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).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • 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:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

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

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Drop in to a meditation 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:

  • Attend a career fair
  • 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.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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