West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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Basic Information

Address: 410 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801
Phone Number: 304-929-8324 or 888-554-8324
Chair: Dr. Gifty Osei-Prempeh
Dean: Dr. Paul Steranka

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Additional Information

Classroom Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 17/1
Housing Availability:


Type of Housing: Dorms
Disability Services:

Accessibility Services: https://students.wvutech.edu/accessibility

Admission Requirements:


Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Application Deadlines for First-Time Freshman

WVU Tech has a rolling admissions policy. For you to be considered for first-time freshman admission, all application materials and supporting documents must be received by these dates:

  • by December 31 for spring semester admission
  • by August 1 for fall semester admission

Transfer Fast Facts

  • WVU Tech enrolls more than 100 transfer students per year
  • More than 24 college credit hours? We only need to review your college transcript(s).
  • Less than 24 credit hours requires you send high school items as well
  • What are high school items? HS Transcript & ACT and (or) SAT scores
  • All missing items must be sent to 410 Neville St. Beckley, WV 25801 or tech-admissions@mail.wvu.ed
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Degrees Offered:

Bachelors (B.S.) Chemical Engineering


Mission Statement:

The Chemical Engineering program emphasizes undergraduate instruction.  Graduates of this program have the skills and knowledge to become effective professional practitioners in a variety of industries and service organizations, as well as to be successful in programs of advanced study.
The Chemical Engineering Department supports the development of West Virginia, the nation, and the global community by educating graduates who are employed in organizations that significantly contribute to the well-being of humanity.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our vision is to foster the lifelong personal and professional growth of our students, faculty and staff. We strive to be a recognized undergraduate Chemical Engineering program that prepares our students to be successful in a wide range of career paths and leadership roles. We will encourage the pursuits of continuing education, innovation, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, leadership and social responsibility.

Program History:

The Chemical Engineering program was instituted at West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1952, with the first degree awarded in 1956. The program was first accredited by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development in 1972 and has maintained continued accreditation since that time. The last ABET accreditation visit occurred in January 2021 with positive preliminary report for re-accreditation.

Program Information:

WVU Tech Chemical Engineering is known nationwide for its outstanding preparation of program graduates to be successful in their chemical engineering careers and in advanced education. Our students:

  • Develop a strong foundation in basic sciences and core chemical engineering courses
  • Enjoy small class sizes and easy access to the faculty
  • Receive personalized help, in and outside the classroom
  • Work with standard experimental equipment in the laboratory
  • Make use of industry standard software packages
  • Engage in research