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Majors & Minors

Explore your own major and find your own home

Wesleyan students have the opportunity to explore any of our 50 undergraduate majors, 33 minors and 5 graduate programs. They include not only focused research within your given field, but also exploration and study within various departments and courses through our general education program.

If you’re not sure what you want to study, don’t worry! Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you find your own academic voice, and the family you will build here will give you the chance to find the major that fits your passion.


Undergraduate Majors


Students may select a minor to complement or support their major program. The selection of an academic minor is optional.  In addition to the minors listed below, a student may design a contract minor combining related courses from more than one department. Planned on consultation with two faculty advisors and subject to Curriculum Council approval, a contract minor should include a minimum of 15 hours with 9-12 hours in one of the sponsoring departments and should not overlap courses in the major. Guidelines are available in the Academic Affairs Office.

  • Appalachian Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education (Non-Certification)
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Honors
  • Human Biology
  • Individualized
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport Business
  • Theatre Arts
  • Writing (English)

Graduate Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

WVWC’s Pre-Professional Programs allow students to tailor their courses and research towards completing further study after graduating. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and/or advising staff in Academic Services about majors and electives that best fit their individual needs. These programs are not degree-granting majors.

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Articulation Agreement Programs Outlined in the 2019-2020 Academic Catalogs
Undergraduate Level Articulation Agreements
1. Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science Major: The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science major is a 3/4 program with West Virginia University for those students who would like to apply for Pharmacy School upon completion of Wesleyan requirements for the B.S. degree. For a student to be admitted into Wesleyan’s three-year recommended plans of study for the Pharmaceutical Science major, he or she must enter Wesleyan having met the following criteria:

– a minimum ACT Math score of 26 or SAT Math score of 600,

– a minimum ACT composite score of 27 or a SAT composite score of 1800,

– a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5.
Source: pp 126 and 127, 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

2. Wesleyan’s Physics-Engineering Dual-Degree Program prepares students for degrees in engineering. By taking part in this program, a student can earn two degrees in a total of five years. One of these degrees is a B.A. in Physics from Wesleyan and the other is either an M.S. in Engineering from the University of Virginia, a B.S. in Engineering from West Virginia University, or a B.S. in Engineering from Marshall University. The Dual-Degree program enables students to start with a
solid foundation for engineering with Wesleyan’s smaller classes and labs.

Source: pp 141 and 142, 2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Graduate Level Articulation Agreements
3. West Virginia Wesleyan offers three Advanced Practice Nursing Concentrations – Nurse-Midwifery
and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through a collaboration with Shenandoah University
Graduate Students in the collaboration with Shenandoah University will receive a Master of Science degree from West Virginia Wesleyan and a Graduate Certificate of Endorsement in Nurse-Midwifery or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Shenandoah University, making them eligible to take national certification examinations in their respective advanced practice specialty areas.

Source: pp 29-30 2019-20 Graduate Academic Catalog

Transfer Admission Articulation Agreements
Articulation Agreements
West Virginia Wesleyan College welcomes transfer students from all two-year and four-year colleges, but has specific partnerships with the following colleges to ensure a seamless transfer of courses at Wesleyan:
West Virginia
• Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
• Community and Technical College at WVU Tech
• Eastern WV Community and Technical College
• Marshall Community and Technical College
• New River Community and Technical College
• Pierpont Community and Technical College
• Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
• West Virginia Northern Community College
• West Virginia State Community and Technical College
• West Virginia University at Parkersburg
• Montgomery College