West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University says, "The General Education Foundations (GEF) provides students with academic and intellectual breadth to appreciate the broad context of their actions, their choices, and their world, beyond their major field(s) of study. WVU aims to help students build the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to reason clearly, communicate effectively, think critically, and contribute to society. The General Education Foundations (GEF) are designed to ensure that students meet these goals through inquiry-based learning across disciplines." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.wvu.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:22,501
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:35%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,376 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$23,616 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Human Inquiry and the Past" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because "Group A" of the "Basic Mathematical Skills and Scientific Inquiry" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural Science because the "Science and Technology" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

  • General Education Assessment

    West Virginia University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/19/2017


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