As a University of the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan embraces the values inherent in a liberal education — an education dedicated to developing the open-minded, disciplined reflection necessary not only to professional success, but also to a life of personal accomplishment and social commitment
Areas of Study
With a vast array of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, Virginia Wesleyan University provides students at every level with hundreds of options to suit their personal academic goals.
Center for Exploration and Discovery
The Lighthouse is an academic center that assists students with experiential learning opportunities. The Lighthouse offers a variety of services and programs to help students to undertake experiential learning projects. It assists students with internships, study away, undergraduate research, careers, and graduate school.
The Office of Global Engagement helps students to participate in domestic and international study away experiences inculding study away courses and semester study abroad.
The Undergraduate Research Program supports students as they undertake faculty-mentored research. VWU offers an array of research opportunities for students in most majors.
Wesleyan Engaged nurtures partnerships with civic organizations in order to facilitate meaningful student volunteer activities, to develop student commitment to service others, and to improve the Hampton Roads community and beyond.
Career Development and Internships
Virginia Wesleyan University’s Career Development Program is dedicated to assisting students to discover their academic and professional pathways and to create plans to achieve their professional goals.
Additional Learning Opportunities
January Term is a special three-week academic term during which students concentrate their studies on one intensive course.Learn More About January Term
Summer Session at VWU will give you an opportunity to engage in specialty courses, complete General Education requirements or advance in your major.Learn More About Summer Session