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Liberal Arts and Humanities Pathway

This broad range of majors is the gateway to an even broader range of careers. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge in one area, plus skills like communication, problem-solving and critical thinking that apply to many disciplines.


Find your niche — in the classroom and beyond. We’ll help you find your passion and build skills for your career. These are just a few of the resources you’ll have access to at WVU that will prepare you life after WVU.

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Personalize your curriculum with classes related to your interests and career goals.

  • ENGL 226: Non-Western World Literature
  • ENGL 252: Appalachian Fiction
  • HIST 320: Pre-Colonial Africa
  • HIST 365: The Vietnam War
  • PHIL 248: History of Modern Philosophy
  • POLS 310: American Presidency
  • POLS 314: Civil Liberties in the United States
  • SOCA 254:
  • WGST 225: Women in Appalachia
  • WRIT 302: Editing

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Portrait of Kirk Mitchell

How did you choose your major?

Kirk Mitchell

"History was always my favorite subject in school, and I liked the idea of teaching, so I had a bit of an idea of what I wanted. It came down to whether or not I wanted a degree in education or specifically history; and I chose history. It was definitely not the easiest decision. The head of the history department, Dr. (Hal) Gorby, helped me so much to narrow down exactly what I wanted to do, so he was a huge help to me."

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