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Academic Affairs

P: 800-368-3227    E: academic_affairs@vuu.edu

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:

  • Supports the recruitment, development, and retention of nationally recognized faculty and staff;
  • Promotes a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to be nurtured, enlightened, and engaged citizens in a global society;
  • Fosters diversity in its practices and supports a climate of inclusion for all members of the university community;
  • Encourages research and creative endeavors of distinction;
  • Facilitates the development of initiatives that extend the university’s expertise to its constituents locally, nationally, and worldwide.

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. 

Academic Schools

Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education & Interdisciplinary Studies

Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

School of Arts and Sciences

​School of Global and Continuing Education

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Mathematics, Sciences, & Technology

Sydney Lewis School of Business

Universidad Virginia Union

Academic Centers

Alice Walker to Keynote Center for Womanist Leadership Gathering

Barry Young Center for Ministry Formation

Center for African American Pentecostalism and Leadership Development

Center for HBCUs

Center for International Studies

Center for Lifelong Learning and Leadership

Center for Small Business Development

Center for Student Success

Center for the Study of Urban Child

Center for Transcendent Leadership

Center for Undergraduate Research

Douglas L. Wilder Learning & Resource Center

Hezekiah Walker Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Union University

Information Technology Center

Johnson A. Edosomwan Center for Evangelism, Mission, and Global Christianity

Academic Degrees & Programs

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.

Accounting, BS/BA

Art Studies, BS/BA

Biology Teacher Education, BS/BA

Business Administration and Management, BS/BA

Biology Biological Sciences, BS/BA

Business Teacher Education, BS/BA

Chemistry, BS/BA

Criminology, BS/BA

Divinity Ministry, MS/MA/MDIV

Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts, BS/BA

Education BS/BA

English Language and Literature, BS/BA

English Teacher Education, BS/BA

Finance, BS/BA

History, BS/BA

History Teacher Education, BS/BA

Journalism BS/BA

Management Information Systems, BS/BA

Mathematics, BS/BA

Mathematics and Computer Science, BS/BA

Mathematics Teacher Education, BS/BA

Music Performance, BS/BA

Music Teacher Education, BA/BA

Multi-Interdisciplinary Studies, BS/BA

Natural Sciences, BS/BA

Political Science and Government, BS/BA

Psychology, BS/BA

Religion Religious Studies, BS/BA

Special Education and Teaching, BS/BA

Social Work, BS/BA

Sociology, BS/BA

Teacher Education & Professional Development, BS/BA

Theology/Theological Studies, MS/MA, MDIV, DD/DDIV