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Radford University

Radford, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

Radford University Academics

Radford University requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Radford University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Radford University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 54% of students who start college at Radford University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Radford University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Radford University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At Radford University?

Radford University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Radford University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Radford University

When choosing a major, Radford University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Radford University.

Student Designed Majors

Radford University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Radford University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Radford University

Radford University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Radford University


Does Radford University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Radford University does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Radford University Offer Online Classes?

✅ Radford University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Radford University Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Radford University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Radford University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Radford University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Radford University.

Does Radford University Require Internships?

❌ Radford University studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About Radford University


Radford University Library

The main library on campus is the McConnell Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Radford University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Radford University offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Physics/Engineering Dual Degree Program with Virginia Tech

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Radford University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Radford University has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Radford University include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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Radford University Majors & Subject Areas

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,998

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,542

Out-of-State

$23,177

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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