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Virginia Union University® offers 25 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 22 majors within 14 broad fields of study. Across all areas of study, Union awards 250+ undergraduate degrees each year. Learn more by visiting Admissions at Union or contact Enrollment Management for details.
The Division of Academic Affairs at Virginia Union University is committed to exemplary teaching and boasts of its proud faculty, composed of talented professors, scholars, advisors, and researchers, who are dedicated to helping students become life-long learners.
Overall, the mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to prepare students to successfully compete with their counterparts upon graduation for employment and admissions to graduate or professional studies, while at the same time exhibiting characteristics of the ideal Virginia Union University Graduate. The Division of Academic Affairs is dedicated to providing an overall academic environment which is sensitive, supportive, and nurturing, while simultaneously, challenging students to achieve new levels of excellence. This is done with primary emphasis on excellent teaching, research, service, and advising; a strong curriculum; and high quality Academic Support Services. The Division also subscribes to the University’s rich heritage and traditions which is anchored in the liberal arts and is responsive to promoting the University’s overall Mission.
As the entity charged with enhancing the academic reputation of the University, the Division of Academic Affairs strives to achieve the following:
A guiding principle of our univesity is a strong focus upon moral values and ethics. Students are encouraged to engage in activities that promote self-actualization steeped in history. We are committed to preparing our students to become global leaders.
Virginia Union University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4500) to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Master in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Divinity. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Virginia Union University. Undergraduate and graduate programs also are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools (ACBSP), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Other affiliations of the University include membership in the College Fund/UNCF, the American Council on Education, The College Board, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, The Richmond Oral History Association, Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Scientific Society, Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, the Association of American Colleges, and the College Entrance Examination Board.
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Virginia Union University® is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and has specialized accreditation from the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. Dual credit and study abroad programs are available and advanced placement courses from high school can be applied as credit.