Academics

Academics

VSU’s academic programs will prepare you to be a 21st-century innovator, a future leader with the knowledge and insight necessary to change our world for the better. We offer more than 40 majors leading to a bachelor’s degree—in agriculture, business, engineering, science, technology, and the liberal arts—and each one is designed to prepare you to build a better world.

Our big-school advantages include wide-ranging academic options, abundant research opportunities, and easy access to faculty members who are leaders and innovators in their field of study. Many students find our cutting-edge technological resources to be another big-school benefit.

Of course, VSU has a small-school feel too, offering personalized, student-focused teaching, academic advisement, and mentoring. Your professors will know you by name and take the time to discuss your academic and personal goals.

 
Academics At-A-Glance:
  • Six Colleges: The College of Agriculture, The Reginald F. Lewis College of Business, The College of Education, The College of Engineering and Technology, The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • 31 undergraduate degree programs
  • 17 graduate degree programs
  • Two doctoral degree programs
  • Seven certificate programs

Academic Code

A student's conduct at Virginia State University is expected to reflect that of a person engaged in a serious endeavor ‑ the pursuit of an academic degree. The Student Academic Code includes aspects of both behavioral and ethical conduct within the academic setting. 

The Student Code of Conduct contains rules and regulations governing student behavioral conduct and represents a means by which the orderly development of appropriate student conduct is assured. The Student Code of Conduct as it applies to academics is reproduced herein. The Student Academic Code ensures that students maintain the highest ethical standards when in the academic setting, when performing work in the classroom and when completing work outside the classroom. Learn More About the Student Conduct Code.

University Registrar

University Registrar

Degree-seeking students may enroll in a maximum of 18 credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters. Have additional questions? Schedule a virtual appointment.

Services & Support

Services & Support

We offer several programs geared toward specific student populations, which includes International Student Advising, Veterans Affairs, and our Writing/ePortfolio Studio. Learn More

Special Programs

Special Programs

From opportunities for hands-on experience to an exciting selection of travel-abroad programs, students at VSU are never limited to the traditional classroom experience. Learn More