Accelerated Degrees

Virginia Wesleyan University offers several accelerated degree and preferred admission options in cooperation with other colleges and universities. In most cases, these programs involve a course of study at Virginia Wesleyan followed by a related course of study at the partner institution. Degree options vary. Find out more about the individual programs below.


Appalachian School of Law

Virginia Wesleyan University’s 3-3 accelerated dual degree program allows students to begin law school at Appalachian School of Law after three years of study at Virginia Wesleyan.  Students in the program can earn their Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor Degree in a total of six years.  The program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA and an LSAT score of at least 153.


Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment

The Cooperative College (3-2) Program allows students to proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study at Virginia Wesleyan University to two years of study at Duke University's Nicholas School's Master of Forestry (MF) or Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program.


Old Dominion University (Pre-Engineering Program)

The Pre-Engineering Program offers students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Wesleyan University and a Master's degree in Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Modeling & Simulation, or Systems Engineering from Old Dominion University. Students attend Virginia Wesleyan for four years and ODU for one to two years.


Shenandoah University (Pharmacy)

An official Agreement with Shenandoah University's Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy for Pre-Admittance and Joint Degree Options gives priority status to a maximum of five Virginia Wesleyan students per year who have completed at least 64 semester credit hours.


Washington University in St. Louis (Occupational Therapy)

Virginia Wesleyan University has a 3-2 cooperative education agreement with Washington University in St. Louis, one of the nation's top-ranked Programs in Occupational Therapy.  Please note that this program is competitive and selective, and early planning and preparation is encouraged.


United Theological Seminary

The Cooperative College Program of United Theological Seminary is designed to coordinate the education of students in selected undergraduate schools with the graduate program in divinity offered at United. The program provides a unique combination of liberal and professional education well suited for those desiring to enter the field of ministry.