September 12, 1888 - The University of Charleston was founded in Barboursville, West Virginia as Barboursville Seminary, affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The first campus was located in the courthouse complex abandoned when Cabell County moved its seat of government to Huntington. There were 25 students enrolled.
UC offers an array of outstanding majors and graduate programs to prepare you for the career you want. We also boast an accomplished and dedicated faculty, top-notch research and facilities, and a residential campus in a spectacular natural setting.
All research with human subjects carried out by University of Charleston faculty and/or students must be approved by the UC IRB. No research involving human subjects may begin without express written consent from the University of Charleston’s (UC) Institutional Review Board (IRB).
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We ensure that students, faculty, and staff, as well as the extended community, have convenient access to institutional resources through technology-enabled environments. Our overriding goal is the use of technology to expand both access to and the scope of academic programs by assisting faculty in the creation of technology-enhanced offerings and capabilities.
Our goal is to provide our students, staff, and visitors every possible resource to make University of Charleston (UC) a safe and enjoyable campus.
The University of Charleston, a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education, is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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