WE SET THE STANDARD.
The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is committed to making a difference in the state of West Virginia. Our responsibility to create a knowledge-based economy is tied to the innovative research and groundbreaking discoveries made by our internationally recognized scholars.
Our faculty are well established experts in their fields, leading cutting-edge research, creating highly collaborative outreach opportunities and building a strong foundation of scholarship.
Whether we are investigating climate change, studying the opioid crisis or carrying out research on linguistics, our research is changing lives.
Exploring Innovation in Appalachia
The Eberly College is hosting an undergraduate symposium in astronomy, biology, chemistry, communication studies, geography, history, geology, mathematics, physics, and world languages, literatures and linguistics.
Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative for a Safe and Healthy Society
The Eberly College is bringing together faculty and students across WVU to address societal needs in our state and region related to safety and health, especially substance use, crime and social determinants of health. Researchers from all disciplines are welcome.Learn more and get involved.
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New form to share proposal and award applications
If Eberly College faculty apply for a fellowship, private foundation grant or other award that isn't routed through the Office of Sponsored Programs and the KC system, let us know. We created a brief form to help us track your research and scholarly activity.
HumanitiesThe humanities are how people understand the human experience and the world around them. The humanities bridge time, personifying a connection to those who have come before us. Research in this area documents the past, transforms the present and creates the future.
Social SciencesSocial science is the study of human behavior and its relationship to society. Our interdisciplinary research considers individual and group behavior and the resulting cultural, economic, political and social implications, driving social change to benefit present and future generations.
Natural SciencesNatural science is the study of the physical world around us. It encompasses the transformation of any measurable phenomena, from energy to matter. Our research in the natural sciences nurtures discovery, taking on today’s challenges to improve West Virginia’s quality of life and make the world a better place.
Latest Eberly College Research News
In 2014, around 10,000 gallons of a coal-washing chemical called MCHM spilled into the Elk River near Charleston, affecting 30,000 residents in nine counties.Read more.
Sunday church service in Amish country is more than just belting out hymns, reading Bible passages and returning home an hour later to catch a football game or nap.Read more.
Slowly, but surely, America is returning to some semblance of normalcy.Read more.
Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at West Virginia University used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress for their caregivers.Read more.
New geography research is transforming understanding of the Mountain State’s famous landscape – and identifying ways to preserve it.Read more.