Undergraduate Studies

The Eberly College

Started by the initial charter of WVU by the Legislature in 1867, the liberal arts and the sciences were important and central elements of the University. The College of Arts and Sciences was formally created in 1895, and 11 students received degrees from the college in 1896.

Today, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences awards degrees to around 2,000 students every year. It remains the heart of West Virginia University, providing students with a liberal education in the areas of literature and the humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, and social and behavioral sciences. The college is equipped to meet the needs of future students and is constantly growing and adapting with the changing times. Looking for a minor? The college boasts a large number of minors. Many students find an area of emphasis by learning more about closely related majors.

About WVU

West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and 220 miles of Washington, D.C. The area is particularly safe and comfortable with one of the lowest crime rates in the United States. Morgantown, a city with approximately 60,000 inhabitants, is nestled in a beautiful setting of forested hills.

WVU is the state’s only research, doctoral degree granting, and land-grant University. The University offers high-quality education at a reasonable cost and attracts students from all over the world by offering 185 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and first professional levels.

West Virginia University is governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.