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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Law and Public Policy

History helps us discover new meaning in the past, present and future. Our students learn the best practices of historical research while developing skills for a successful career: thinking critically, communicating effectively and tackling complex problems.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • HIST 200 Practicing History
    3
  • HIST Introduction Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • General Elective
    1
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • HIST Introduction Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    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).
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

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:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend a football game

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
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

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

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

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

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • HIST Introduction Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • HIST Concentration Area 1 Course
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • General Elective
    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).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

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 the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

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
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • 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:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • HIST Concentration Area 1 Course
    3
  • HIST Concentration Area 1 Course
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • HIST Concentration Area 2 Course
    3
  • HIST Concentration Area 2 Course
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    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).
  • 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
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Engage in undergraduate research

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:

  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • 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:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • 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:

  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Join an intramural team
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

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:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Consider graduate or professional school

Academics

Fall
  • HIST Concentration Area 2 Course
    3
  • HIST Non-Western
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • HIST 484 Historical Research-Capstone
    3
  • Minor Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    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).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend Fall 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:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

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

  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • 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 fourth year you should:

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

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