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WVU Courses and Programs in Applied Innovation

Academic Programs

Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Natural Resources

Engineers design, create, innovate, and improve things for humans, society, and the environment.  WVU engineering students begin with design in the first semester and conclude with an integrating design experience.  Students learn the creative and innovative art of design as well as the problem-solving skills of analysis.  Courses provide skills to help students learn how to turn dreams into reality! 

ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving I - Start learning the design, innovation and realization aspects of engineering in this project-based first semester course!

ENGR 102 Engineering Problem Solving II - Enhance your first-year experience with software and more techniques to design, create and innovate.

Capstone Design - As a senior, put all your skills and knowledge together to address a significant problem in your field of choice.  Depending on your major, this may be one or two semesters in length.

MAE Capstone in Querétaro - Join the senior mechanical and aerospace engineers in a summer capstone project in a manufacturing hub of Mexico!  Work in a multinational team of American and Mexican engineering students to address a design project for a major multinational company.  Past projects include landing gears for Airbus airliners, robotics to support parts that go into German autos and projects to help the Mexican National Standards Institute improve quality throughout Mexico.  Many engineering students can take this as a technical elective, if not for capstone design credit.

College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics offers multiple courses and degrees centered around entrepreneurship. In our undergraduate program, we offer a major in entrepreneurship and innovation, along with a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business and business students, alike. In our graduate programs, we have numerous courses in our MBA program which focus in experiential learning and entrepreneurship.  Along with these courses, we offer dual-degrees in our MBA program that connect students to other disciplines while keeping the business mindset.  This College offers many areas that focus in entrepreneurship, and can give each student his/her own personalized journey.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
Entrepreneurship Studies Minor

College of Creative Arts

The WVU College of Creative Arts offers a variety of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs that empower students to turn their passion into a profession.

Music Industry Major

Graphic Design Major

Interactive Media Design Major (pending)

Music Industry Minor

Music Technology Minor

Arts Administration Minor

Interactive Design for Media Minor

MA in Music Industry

MFA in Graphic Design

Music Industry Graduate Certificate

College of Law

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) is a course that connects final-year law students at WVU with small businesses, nonprofits, community organizations and individual entrepreneurs seeking legal assistance. The EILC's mission is to promote economic development in West Virginia while providing law students the opportunity for practical skills training in a live client environment. For more information, or to request legal services, please visit the EILC web page.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC)

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design

Davis College students are innovators, designers and entrepreneurs. The College offers a number of majors and minors in these areas including.

Majors 

Agribusiness Management

Design Studies

Environment and Energy Resource Management

Fashion Dress & Merchandising

Human Nutrition and Foods

Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Recreation, Parks & Tourism

Wood Science & Technology

Minors

Agribusiness Management

Fashion Merchandising

Food Science and Technology

Landscape Studies

Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Rural and Community Development

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Low-rise Construction

Wood Science & Technology

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

International Studies Major with International Business Area of Emphasis

 

Reed College of Media

The Media Innovation Center provides space, technology, curriculum and culture for building a highly collaborative community of entrepreneurs and problem solvers. Inspired by Google and other companies in the business of innovation, WVU’s space features a dramatic, open layout designed to foster creativity across a variety of disciplines and ideas.

Journalism Major

Strategic Communications Major

Multidisciplinary Studies Major

Interactive Media Design Minor

Entertainment Media Minor

Strategic Social Media Minor

MS in Media Innovation and Solutions

MS in Marketing Communication Analytics

MS in Integrated Marketing Communications

MS in Data Marketing Communications

College of Physical Activity and Sport Science

Go Above and Beyond

CPASS faculty, alumni and mentors help students uncover their passion in the classroom and beyond. From personal training to sport and exercise psychology to adventure sports leadership—students find more than a major. They find a place and purpose.

IDEA Fellow Courses

IDEA Fellows are selected by a completive process to develop entrepreneurship and innovation-based courses.

CHEM 493B – From Innovation to Industry (Drs. Jonathan Boyd & Stephen Valentine) 

ARE 493A – Social Enterprise Development (Dr. Cheryl Brown) 

WGST 393B – Women and Food (Dr. Kasi Jackson) 

ART/JRL 472 – Advanced Interactive Design (Dr. Jeffrey Moser) 

MUSC 491 002 – Professional Field Experience (Dr. Darko Velichkovski) 

ENTR 591 – Entrepreneurial Mindset (Dr. Elizabeth Vitullo) 

IENG 493A/593A – Product Service Systems (Dr. Thorsten Wuest)