Majors and Minors

Academic divisions at VWU include Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Learn more about the Divisional Structure including contact information for School Deans and Department/Program Chairs and Directors.

All academic majors were revised as of fall 2011. Visit the Office of the Registrar for specific course information, General Studies and Graduation Requirements (PDF) and more.

In addition to the academic majors and minors listed below, Virginia Wesleyan offers a variety of accelerated degree programs in cooperation with other colleges and universities. Fields of study include: engineering, environmental management, occupational therapy, and medicine. 

Areas of Study

Major = Major

Minor = Minor

Certification = Certification

AMERICAN STUDIES Brochure
Major Minor American Studies (BA)
ART Brochure
Major
Art (BA)

Minor Studio Art

Minor Art History
BIOLOGY Brochure
Major Minor Biology (BA, BS)

Minor Marine Science
BUSINESS Brochure
Major Minor Business (BA)
CHEMISTRY Brochure
Major Minor Chemistry (BS)
CLASSICAL STUDIES Brochure
Major Minor Classical Studies (BA)
Major Minor Latin
COMMUNICATION Brochure
Major Minor
Communication (BA)
Computer Science, see Mathematics and Computer Science
COMPREHENSIVE LIBERAL STUDIES Brochure
CRIMINAL JUSTICE Brochure
Major Minor Criminal Justice (BA)
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Brochure
Major Minor Earth and Environmental Sciences (BA, BS)

Minor Marine Science
EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION Brochure
Certification
Elementary Education PreK-6 (BA)
Certification
Secondary Education 6-12 (BA)
Certification
preK-12 Certification (BA)
Certification
Special Education: General Curriculum K - 12 (BA)
Economics, see Management, Business and Economics
ENGLISH Brochure
Major Minor English (BA)
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Brochure
Major Minor Environmental Studies (BA)
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES Brochure
Major Minor French Studies (BA)
Major Minor German Studies (BA)
Major Minor Spanish Studies (BA)
GENERAL STUDIES
GEOGRAPHY
Courses required for other majors
HISTORY Brochure
Major Minor History (BA)
Major
Social Studies (BA)
INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES
Major
Individualized (BS)
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Brochure
Major
International Studies (BA)
JEWISH STUDIES

Minor Jewish Studies

Journalism, see

Marine Science, see

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE Brochure
Major Minor Mathematics (BA, BS)
Major Minor Computer Science (BA, BS)
MUSIC Brochure
Major Minor Music (BA)
PHILOSOPHY Brochure
Major Minor Philosophy (BA)
PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Courses required for other majors
PHYSICS
Courses required for other majors
POLITICAL SCIENCE Brochure
Major Minor Political Science (BA)
PSYCHOLOGY Brochure
Major Minor Psychology (BA)
RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES Brochure
Major
Recreation and Leisure Studies (BA)
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Major Minor Religious Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Divisional Major)
Major
Social Sciences (BA)
SOCIAL WORK Brochure
Major
Social Work (BSW)
SOCIOLOGY and CRIMINAL JUSTICE Brochure
Major Minor Sociology (BA)
THEATRE Brochure
Major Minor Theatre (BA)
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES Brochure
Major Minor Women's and Gender Studies (BA)

List of CIP codes for the above programs