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


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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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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. 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 seven pre-professional programs. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education (2017-18). Students thrive in small class sizes with a focus on experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. Ninety percent of Wesleyan’s new graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year. In accordance with its United Methodist heritage, the University aspires to be a supportive community that is committed to social responsibility, ethical conduct, higher learning and religious freedom.