The Mid-Ohio Valley community can now get a convenient, affordable start on their four-year degrees from West Virginia University through a guaranteed admission agreement with WVU Parkersburg.
This partnership enables students to complete their initial one to two years at WVU Parkersburg before moving on to complete select four-year programs at WVU. Currently, WVU Parkersburg offers 19 bachelor degree majors and concentrations. The new agreement expands the number of options available to students.
WVU Provost Joyce McConnell, J.D., L.L.M. and WVU Parkersburg Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jane Milley signed the agreement in September. The purpose is to ease the transfer processes allowing for an efficient and effective transition from an associate’s degree to a baccalaureate degree. Programs with guaranteed admission at WVU include: engineering, agriculture, psychology, communications, history, sociology and anthropology, English, criminology and international studies.
The agreement outlines specific WVU Parkersburg courses students must take in order to transfer into 25 degree programs at WVU. In addition, students must have at least an overall 2.0 grade point average and must be in good standing academically to be admitted to WVU under this agreement.
“We are thrilled about this collaboration with WVU,” said WVU Parkersburg President Dr. Fletcher Lamkin. “This will open many doors – both for more partnerships between our institutions and for more exciting opportunities for our current and future students.”
Through WVU Parkersburg’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math division, students can transfer into the following WVU programs:
- Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
- Agribusiness Management and Rural Development (B.S.)
- Agriculture and Extension Education (B.S.A)
- Animal and Nutritional Sciences (B.S.)
- Animal and Nutritional Sciences (B.S.A.)
- Applied and Environmental Microbiology (B.S.A.)
- Civil Engineering (B.S.)
- Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
- Computer Engineering (B.S.)
- Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
- Environmental and Energy Resources Management (B.S.)
- Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (B.S.)
- Environmental Protection (B.S.A.)
- Horticulture (B.S.A.)
- Human Nutrition and Foods (B.S.)
- Industrial Engineering (B.S.)
- Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
- Mining Engineering (B.S.)
Through WVU Parkersburg’s Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences division, students can transfer into the following WVU programs:
- Criminology (B.A.)
- English (B.A.)
- History (B.A.)
- International Studies (B.A.)
- Psychology (B.A. and B.S.)
- Sociology/Anthropology (B.A.)
- Strategic Communications (B.S.)
For information on admissions at WVU Parkersburg, contact the Welcome Center at 304.424.8310 or email at ude.puvwnull@snoissimda. You can also contact the Jackson County Center at 304-372-6992.