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UVA Academics

University of Virginia requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete 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 does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UVA has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 94% of students who started college at UVA complete all the credits required within six years.

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

What Classes Are Required at UVA?

UVA 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 lanuage requirementor a math or science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UVA

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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

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.

Does UVA Offer Learning Disability Services?

UVA 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.

Does UVA Have An Online Program?

UVA has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UVA Offer AP Credit?

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.

Does UVA Have An Honors Program?

UVA offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does UVA Require Internships?

UVA 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. While UVA does not require internships for students in any majors, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

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.

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

UVA has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy 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 include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at UVA

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.

UVA offers these dual degree programs: - Public policy

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UVA Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Science
Architecture
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
Architectural History and Criticism, General
East Asian Studies
Area Studies, Other
African-American/Black Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Engineering, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering, Other
Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Child Development
Law
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Biophysics
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology
Neuroscience
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Astronomy
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Anthropology
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Medicine
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Science
Nursing Practice
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Project Management
Organizational Leadership
Accounting
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
History, General

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Acceptance Rate

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