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No matter where your path leads, it can begin right here in the WVU System. We’re statewide, with campuses big and small, where friends and guides will challenge and inspire you every step of your journey.

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Launch a Career you'll love

You’ll find your purpose in 475+ degree programs, including two majors — Organizational Leadership and Adventure Recreation Management — developed to educate the next generation of Boy Scouts of America professionals. 

BSBA in Organizational Leadership

BSBA in Organizational Leadership 

  • Business-focused — you’ll learn nonprofit management skills, like budgeting, fundraising and ethical leadership
  • Hands-on curriculum with opportunities to work with the BSA and other nonprofits, and to intern at organizations in 25+ states and 10 countries
  • Located in Morgantown, about 3 hours from experiential learning at Summit Bechtel Reserve
Organizational Leadership
BS in Adventure Recreation Management

BS in Adventure Recreation Management

  • Outdoors-focused — you’ll learn by doing and earn an instructor or guide certification in at least one skill area before you graduate
  • Career options include camping directors and managers of camps and adventure facilities, like BSA council camps or high adventure bases
  • Located in Beckley, only 20 minutes from Summit Bechtel Reserve’s world-class adventure venues, climbing sites, trails and facilities
Adventure Recreation Management


Are you a challenge-conqueror? You’ll fit right in at WVU. And we’ll help fund the next stage of your trek with scholarships that recognize your academic and leadership achievements.

Merit Scholarships

WVU offers scholarships for West Virginia residents and residents of other states, as well as scholarships for international and transfer students.

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Leadership Scholarships (hey, Eagle Scouts!)

WVU Morgantown rewards incoming students who’ve achieved the highest levels of honor or leadership — like the Eagle Scout rank — with a $500 scholarship that’s renewable for up to four academic years (total of $2,000).

Leadership Scholarship Requirements


Track your progress toward scholarship dollars with RaiseMe, a free program that assigns monetary values to your high school achievements — like getting an A or taking an Advanced Placement course.


The Great outdoors is our Classroom


Adventure WV First-Year Trips 

WVU Morgantown

How do we prepare new students for life at WVU? By taking them camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting and zip lining; helping them conquer a challenge course; and performing service projects. All trips are peer-led, adventure-based experiences that prepare students for life at WVU. Trips offer participants diverse opportunities to meet other students, make friends, learn about themselves and connect with WVU.

Keep Climbing 

From the spires of Seneca Rocks to the highland wilderness of Cranberry Glades, WVU students can explore some of the most scenic, inspiring landscapes in the world – all within a short drive of our campuses.


  • Coopers Rock State Forest near our Morgantown campus is great for rope climbing, hiking, bouldering, picnics and selfies overlooking epic vistas.
  • The New River Gorge, Summersville Lake and the Meadow River corridor are all centrally-located within the state and are home to great climbing opportunities near the fun mountain town of Fayetteville (about 30 minutes from our Beckley campus).
  • Seneca Rocks, in the central-eastern portion of the state, is home to the one true summit only approachable by technical rock climbing on the east coast.


  • Whitewater is a West Virginia thing. From the Cheat River to the New, there’s a river for every skill level.
  • Swimming Holes are beloved tradition in the Mountain State, with classics like Blue Hole that Morgantown campus students have been visiting for decades, as well as popular lakes like Cheat (outside Morgantown), and Summersville, where you can climb cliff faces off your boat and dive into cool waters.


  • The Monongahela National Forest offers some of the best backpacking around and encompasses 921,000 acres of sweeping views and highland ecosystems.
  • The WVU Research Forest is a 7,600-acre outdoor laboratory just 10 miles northeast of Morgantown, with epic old growth forest and a zipline canopy tour.
  • The Core Arboretum is a 91-acre tract of hillside and bottomland just steps away from the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.
  • Gear up at our extensive Outdoor Recreation Center where you can find a wide variety of outdoor gear available to rent at super low prices.

Title Slide for SBS

Science Behind the Sport makes STEM real for K-12 youth as they discover how scientific concepts relate to their favorite recreation activities. Using an outdoor classroom and focusing on hands-and-feet-on demonstrations to actively engage participants creates the unique opportunity to offer innovative educational experiences through adventure sports. Whether they’re calculating the maximum speed of a zip line ride or using their understanding of trajectories to improve their archery skills, Science Behind the Sport is sure to ignite a passion for learning that students will carry forward.

Science Behind the Sport