West Virginia State University - Bachelor's Degree

West Virginia State University (WVSU), located in West Virginia, United States offers undergraduate degrees in 22 major fields of study and graduate degree programs in Biotechnology, Criminal Justice Administration, Social Work, and Media Studies.  

  • Average Tuition USD 27,740
  • Acceptance Rate 41%
  • Students 2,884
  • International Students 0.9%
  • Campus Setting Suburban

School Description

West Virginia State University (WVSU), founded in 1891, is a historically black public institution that was one of 19 land-grant institutions established under the provisions of the Second Morrill Act of 1890. WVSU was originally called West Virginia Colored Institute and offered and education in agriculture and the mechanical arts.  

WVSU went from offering a high school education to offering college degrees in 1915. In 1927, the College was accredited by the North Central Association and in 1929, it became West Virginia State College. West Virginia State University made a rapid transition to an integrated institution in 1954, when the United States Supreme Court outlawed school segregation. WVSU achieved university status in 2004. Today WVSU serves 3,166 students through its colleges of Arts and Humanities; Business and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Professional Studies.

Bachelor Programs

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Biology

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Communication

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Economics

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Education

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    English

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    History

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Languages

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Music

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Political Science

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Psychology

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Social Work

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112, United States

    Sociology

    USD 15,572 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 870
  • Minimum ACT 18
  • Average SAT Score 1292

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    Established in 1891

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    Over the years the faculty at West Virginia State University have made groundbreaking discoveries in the areas of aquaculture; environmental microbiology and biotechnology; horticulture crops and production systems; urban forestry and natural resource management; vegetable genomics and plant breeding; and beetle biodiversity.

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            1999-2008, Bachelor of Science, Spanish Language Teacher Education

            I enjoyed my classes and the personal attention and help of my professors. The atmosphere on campus is creative and scholarly. My school helped me to complete my French and Spanish language certifications. WV State University has a lovely campus with old oaks, flowering trees and flowers. I really enjoyed going to school here.