Academics

With personalized guidance from outstanding professors, Southern Virginia combines an excellent liberal arts education with your choice of major, minor or advisement track.

Liberal Arts

A liberal arts education is a transformative experience that emphasizes learning from the best sources. Our Core Curriculum provides a broad understanding of essential disciplines giving every student the ability to communicate effectively, think analytically and write persuasively.

Small Classes

With an average class size of 15 students, our unique and engaging educational model encourages active learning directly from accomplished, dedicated professors. As a result, 98 percent of seniors rated their relationships with professors above average. That’s The Genius of Small.

Excellent Results

Southern Virginia seniors rank in the top seven percent nationally for freshman-to-senior analytical improvement. Our alumni go on to study at top graduate universities including Oxford, Stanford and Cornell and hold management positions in fields ranging from banking to social work.

Majors and Minors

art

Art

biology

Biology

business

Business Management & Leadership

comp_science

Computer Science

english

English

fcd

Family & Child Development

history

History

liberal_arts

Liberal Arts

music

Music

philosophy

Philosophy

politics

Politics

spanish

Spanish

theatre

Theatre

Minors

training

Athletic Training

chemistry

Chemistry

writing

Creative Writing

math

Mathematics

Advisement Tracks

health

Health Pre-Professionals

law

Pre-Law

rotc

ROTC

teaching

Teaching Licensure

Other Academic Resources