The University of Virginia's College at Wise requires a minimum of 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. UVA Wise accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UVA Wise has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 41% of students who start college at UVA Wise finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
UVA Wise offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UVA Wise may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UVA Wise has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with UVA Wise directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UVA Wise students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UVA Wise.
Student Designed Majors
UVA Wise 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.
UVA Wise does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at UVA Wise
UVA Wise 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: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ UVA Wise offers 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.
✅ UVA Wise has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ UVA Wise 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.
✅ UVA Wise offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UVA Wise.
❌ UVA Wise does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the University of Virginia's College at Wise Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
UVA Wise does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
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 UVA Wise have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
UVA Wise 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 UVA Wise include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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