Academic Opportunities

In WVU's Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, you will find yourself surrounded with everything you need to excel as a student. You will start your academic career as a part of a general freshman year, before moving into one of our 11 undergraduate engineering majors. During your first year, you will get to learn more about each major by meeting with current students, faculty, and touring labs.

As a part of WVU's engineering community, you have many different opportunities to succeed academically. Our Honors College is a great way for you to excel. If it is undergraduate research you are interested in, there are many ways to get involved during the school year or as part of a summer experience. You will also have the opportunity to prepare yourself for grad school through our ASPIRE program, or find employment with many different companies that regularly attend Statler College career fairs.

Gaining experience outside of the classroom is equally important. You'll have plenty of opportunities for experiential learning. Get some global experience by participating in our study abroad and exchange programs. A variety of options are available—some will allow you take English-instructed classes in countries such as Rome, India, or Mexico. Other programs are available that last a week, a semester, or a full year. You can pick the option that works best for you. Service learning is another great way to get involved. You can join groups such as Engineers Without Borders or Alpha Omega Epsilon, our newly chartered engineering sorority. You can also participate in community service through the Center for Service and Learning and track your volunteer hours. Finally, you can participate in co-ops or internships obtained with the help of our Career Assistance Center. At the WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering, you academic opportunities are endless!