Academics: Majors and minors

Majors

A major is a group of courses clustered in an area of intellectual inquiry.  Students in a major study a particular field of knowledge in depth so that they can read and interpret the literature of that field and perform the work of that field in an effective manner.

UVa-Wise offers baccalaureate degrees in 31 majors, and the College Major for students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary studies.

For the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, students will earn a minimum of 120 semester hours in courses that include the general education requirements, all requirements of the chosen major, and electives. 

Electives should be chosen in consultation with the student's academic advisor and may be taken at any time appropriate for the student's program of study.

Courses taken for general education purposes may be applied as well to satisfaction of major requirements; however, no courses applied to the major may be used to complete a minor.

MAJOR

DEGREE

DEPARTMENT

Accounting

B.A., B.S.

Business and Economics

Administration of Justice

B.S.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Art

B.A.

Visual and Performing Arts

Biochemistry
B.S.

Biology

B.A., B.S.

Natural Science

Business Administration

B.A., B.S.

Business and Economics

Chemistry

B.A., B.S.

Natural Science

Communication Studies

B.A.

Language and Literature

Computer Science

B.S.

Mathematical Sciences

Economics

B.A., B.S.

Business and Economics

English Literature

B.A.

Language and Literature

Environmental Science

B.S.

Natural Science

Foreign Studies (Concentration in French, German or Spanish)

B.A.

Language and Literature

French

B.S.

Language and Literature

Government

B.A.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Health & Physical Education--Health and PE for Licensure concentration or Sports Management Concentration
B.A.

History

B.A.

History and Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A.

Liberal Arts and Sciences

B.A.

Education

Management Information Systems
B.S.

Mathematics

B.A., B.S.

Mathematical Sciences

Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science

B.S.

Natural Science

Music/Music Education
B.A.

Nursing

B.S.N.

Nursing

Psychology

B.S.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Sociology

B.S.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Software Engineering
B.S.

Spanish

Hispanic & Hispanic-American Studies

B.A.

B.A.

Language and Literature

Theatre

B.A.

Visual and Performing Arts

 

Minors

 

A minor is a field of study in which a student concentrates effort, though without the depth Minorscharacterizing the major. 

Frequently, the minor complements the major; it is also a vehicle to permit the individual to develop an interest not necessarily related to the major field of endeavor. 

A minor includes at least 18 semester hours in the chosen discipline, 12 hours of which must be in courses at the 3000-level or above.  Some minors may require more than 18 hours for completion.

A course applied to requirements for the major may not be applied to requirements for the minor.

MINOR

DEPARTMENT

Accounting

Business and Economics

Administration of Justice

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Appalachian Studies

Art

Visual and Performing Arts

Biology or Earth Science

Natural Science

Business, Finance, and International Business, and Military Science

Business and Economics

Chemistry

Natural Science

Communication Studies

Language and Literature

Computer Science

Mathematical Sciences

Economics

Business and Economics

English

Language and Literature

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

Language and Literature

History

History and Philosophy

International Studies

Interdisciplinary -- Roman Zylawy
email: riz7q@uvawise.edu
(276) 376-4554

Leadership
Interdisciplinary

Library Media

Education

Mathematics

Mathematical Sciences

Music

Visual and Performing Arts

Philosophy, Religious Studies

History and Philosophy

Physics

Natural Science

Political Science/Government and PreLaw

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Secondary Education, Coaching

Education

Hispanic & Hispanic-American Studies

Sociology

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Theatre

Visual and Performing Arts

Women's Studies

Interdisciplinary -- Cindy Wilkey
email: cw7f@uvawise.edu
(276) 376-4575