Academics

Academics

WVU Parkersburg offers certificate, associate and bachelor’s degrees in a wide range of disciplines. Explore the areas below to learn more about WVU Parkersburg’s undergraduate majors and courses offered.

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Division.

The Science and Technology Division at WVU Parkersburg prides itself in offering you programs aligned to the workplace. The selection of skills and knowledge we provide you are guided by industry-recognized assessments and certifications. When you leave one of our programs, you receive not only a college credential but also certifications that are recognized nationwide by employers in your field of study. Examples include CISCO, NCCER, ADDA, NATE, MCP, A+, and OSHA cards. Additionally, our programs and assessments are designed to prepare you for other national certifications, such as NABCEP, BPI, CCNA, and CCNP.

Humanities, Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

Welcome to the Humanities, Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Whether writing short stories and poetry, singing with an acclaimed chorale, participating on the forensic speech and debate team, experiencing language and culture, learning the history of crime, pursuing leadership training and opportunities, working with WPKM, the college radio station —we have much to offer. Try learning aerobics or table tennis; study the brain and abnormal behavior or world religions; explore Native American history or American Sign Language.

Nursing & Health Sciences Division

Our division ascribes to the college’s commitment to provide academic excellence. We pride ourselves on the quality of education we have to offer as well as the success our graduates enjoy.We are committed to supporting the college’s mission in providing “accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.” Careers within healthcare are one of the fastest growing areas of opportunity. According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (www.bsl.org) the healthcare industry will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018. Careers in health care are exciting, rewarding, and offer a lifetime of fulfillment.

Business, Accounting & Public Service Division

Business programs were approved for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for School and Business Programs (ACBSP) in 2013. Accreditation brings a national stamp of approval and focuses teaching and learning on continuous improvement. Public service programs are available in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Every degree and certificate is geared toward providing you with the skills and attitudes to become a professional in your chosen career.

Education Division

We have a variety of certificates and degree options as diverse as our personnel. Between our seven faculty members and two support personnel, someone is always available to welcome you and answer any questions you may have regarding our division’s programs and courses. The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Degree program emphasizes the practical model. This model focuses on the theoretical, development, and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are prerequisites to the daily demands required to be a professional educator in a school environment.

Advising

Quality academic advising is an important component of achieving educational success in college. A WVU Parkersburg advisor can provide academic and career development to help you reach your goals.

Non-Traditional Programs

Non-traditional students have different needs and different goals. Balancing family, work, and college can be difficult. West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers affordable options to fit into your life and schedule.

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