University of Virginia 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. Around 94% of students who started college at UVA graduate within six years. UVA offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
UVA has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement or a math or science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
When choosing a major, UVA students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UVA below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UVA does not require a senior project for all students.
UVA offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability 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 has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
UVA 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 offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and does not offer a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.
Internships can help students gain hands on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
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