Welcome to Virginia Wesleyan University Online

Virginia Wesleyan University provides a rigorous liberal arts education to students from a variety of backgrounds and regions, and empowers them to do great things with their lives. With online academic programs in fields like Criminal Justice and Business, our goal is to provoke curiosity in our students and to encourage them to change their world. Learn in a convenient online format and prepare to achieve your goals with VWU Online.

Online Programs

B.A. in Business

Learn the essentials of business and prepare for the demands of the modern workforce with a focus on global perspectives and ethical decision making.

B.A. in Comprehensive Liberal Studies

Explore a wide variety of topics as you gain a liberal arts education that includes coursework in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and more.

B.A. in Criminal Justice

Whether you’re interested in a legal career or a career in law enforcement, you’ll explore the origins, nature and consequences of criminal behavior and societal reactions to crime.

B.A. in Environmental Studies

Combine your passion for environmental issues with the business skills you need for career success as you study how humans fit into the natural world.

B.A. in Social Science

Design a personalized program and fulfill your natural curiosity with this interdisciplinary program spanning several fields in the spectrum of social science.

B.A. in Sustainability Management

This multidisciplinary program emphasizes core business skills and sustainable practices so that you can guide organizations in creating ethical, environmentally-friendly strategies.


Affordable pricing and individual attention combine to offer students a competitive edge in the high-tech, 21st-century global marketplace. Complete your degree in as little as 12 months.

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Empower Your Future at Virginia Wesleyan University

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Successful Alumni

More than 92 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within 1 year of graduation.

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Highly Qualified Faculty

90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree available in their fields.

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Generous Credit Transfer Policy

You can transfer up to 96 credits to our undergraduate programs.

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A Schedule that Works for You

With courses under 8 weeks and 6 starts a year, you’ll be able to study on your schedule.

About Us

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work with 35 majors, 30 minors, and 12 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 14 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. More than 90 percent of Wesleyan's new graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year. The state-of-the-art Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Chesapeake Bay Academy, Tidewater Collegiate Academy, and other outstanding facilities and programs serve a vibrant campus community and regional partners in education. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.

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