Major Requirements

Students majoring in SEES are required to complete a minimum of 36 hours of coursework, of which the following are required:

  1. SEES 101 (3 hours);
  2. Language (6 hours, either 300-level Russian or another SEES-
  3. approved language);
  4. ECON 453 or 454 ( Czech or Poland ) (3 hours);
  5. History (of which 3 hours must be HIST 417 or 418): 217, 218, 220, 417, 418, 419, 420 (6 hours);
  6. FLIT/FCLT (of which 3 hours must be either FCLT 281, 381, 382, or 383): FCLT 250 , 280 , FLIT 256 , 257, or other culture course (6 hours);
  7. SEES Capstone (SEES 491, 492, 497, 3 hours).
The remaining courses (9 hours total credit) may be chosen from the following list:

A minimum of 18 of the 36 hours counted toward the SEES major must be upper division (300- and 400-level).

Residency Requirement. A student completing a major in SEES at WVU must fulfill a residency requirement of 15 hours in the major on campus, excluding courses numbered 100, 101, 102, 200, 203, 204, and courses obtained through credit by examination.

Grade Point Average. Majors in SEES must achieve a minimum grade point average of 2.25, both overall and in the major. They must also satisfy University General Education Curriculum and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences requirements and earn a total of 128 hours of credit.

Other Coursework/Second Majors/Minors. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with advisors and faculty in the SEES program to select related courses, second majors, and/or minors (such as International Studies, Russian Studies, Foreign Languages, History, or business/economics) that will complement their work in SEES and lead to meaningful career options.