WVU Courses and Programs in Applied Innovation
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.
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.
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.
Interactive Media Design Major (pending)
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.
Davis College students are innovators, designers and entrepreneurs. The College offers a number of majors and minors in these areas including.
Environment and Energy Resource Management
Fashion Dress & Merchandising
Human Nutrition and Foods
Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Wood Science & Technology
Food Science and Technology
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Rural and Community Development
Sustainable Low-rise Construction
Wood Science & Technology
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.
MS in Media Innovation and Solutions
MS in Marketing Communication Analytics
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)