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

Biology

Business Management & Leadership

Computer Science

English

Family & Child Development

History

Liberal Arts

Music

Philosophy

Politics

Spanish

Theatre

Minors

Athletic Training

Chemistry

Creative Writing

Mathematics

Advisement Tracks

Health Pre-Professionals

Pre-Law

ROTC

Teaching Licensure

Other Academic Resources