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Welcome to Virginia Wesleyan University Online

Virginia Wesleyan University provides a rigorous liberal arts education to students from numerous backgrounds and regions, empowering them to do great things with their lives. With online academic programs in fields like Criminal Justice and Business, we strive to provoke curiosity in our students and encourage them to change their world. Learn in a convenient online format and prepare to achieve your goals with VWU Online.

Virginia Wesleyan University offers an inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service and grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We inspire students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia’s dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.

  • More than 90 percent of our alumni are working or in graduate school within one year of graduation
  • 90 percent of our professors have attained the highest degree in their fields
  • The Princeton Review named VWU one of “The Best 388 Colleges” for 20231

Online Programs from Virginia Wesleyan University

Empower yourself. Launch your career. Earn an online degree from Virginia Wesleyan University.

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Virginia Wesleyan University is a 100% online, 60-credit program that provides a strong foundation in a range of liberal arts subjects, as well as necessary communication and analytical skills. This program offers a stackable credential that can be combined with other degrees to increase your marketability in the workforce.

Learn the essentials of business and prepare for the demands of the modern workforce, focusing on global perspectives and ethical decision-making.

Explore a wide variety of topics as you gain a liberal arts education that includes coursework in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and more.

Whether you’re interested in a legal or law enforcement career, you’ll explore the origins, nature, and consequences of criminal behavior and societal reactions to crime.

Thrive in modern-music production. Develop mastery of music technology, digital composition, and sound recording using the latest digital technology and resources.

Combine your passion for environmental issues with the business skills you need for career success as you study how humans fit into the natural world.

Take the lead on technology teams by studying emergent programming techniques, database systems, and relevant courses that connect business strategies, operations, and computer information systems.

Prepare for a role in human services, human resources, marketing, and more as you study essential topics such as human development, clinical neuropsychology, ethics, and cognition.

Design a personalized program and fulfill your natural curiosity with this interdisciplinary program spanning several fields in the spectrum of social science.

Learn how to motivate people, reshape cultures, and empower professionals. Build experience with community-focused projects that explore social processes and connections between individuals, organizations, and communities.

This multidisciplinary program emphasizes core business skills and sustainable practices so that you can guide organizations in creating ethical, environmentally friendly strategies.

The Master of Arts in Human Services curriculum prepares you to help solve community challenges. With courses exploring everything from multiculturalism to mental health and emergency response, you will learn to navigate both the shared and personal issues requiring your expertise.

Affordable pricing and individual attention combine to give you a competitive edge in the high-tech, 21st-century global marketplace. Choose from eight concentration options to earn a specialized degree, or graduate with a generalized MBA in as little as 12 months.

Prepare to enhance the classroom experience for students and influence your peers as you explore effective education strategies through courses designed to build your leadership expertise.

The Master of Environmental Studies curriculum is specifically designed to help you achieve professional goals. From honing resource management to exploring environmental ethics and justice, empower yourself with the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to succeed.

Study management principles, operations, and supply chain logistics, and gain valuable experience with a management internship that stands out on your resume. You can apply the credits you earn toward a bachelor’s in business at VWU.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Founded in 1961, Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia’s premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, VWU enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs each year.

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A Flexible, Supportive Online Experience

VWU’s online programs offer the support and excellence of our in-person courses. Moreover, you control your own schedule. You decide when you’ll complete your coursework, making it easier to fit your studies into your busy life. As you learn at home, you won’t be alone — you can receive direction and support from your instructors, participate in class discussions, and connect with other students while seeking your degree online.

Career-Focused Curricula Taught by Expert Faculty

VWU offers affordable, career-focused academic programs that empower you to achieve your goals, whether you’re ready to seek a degree or prepare for what’s next in your career. We deliver flexible coursework that fits your life while fostering self-exploration and an understanding of society and the world. You’ll learn from our expert faculty through small classes with an average of 14 students, completing many courses in only eight weeks. Plus, we accept 96 transfer credits for undergraduate programs and offer six starts a year, helping you continue your education on your schedule.

Get Ready for New Career Opportunities

Continuing your education online with VWU opens doors to careers with higher salaries and more stability. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school graduates typically boost their pay by acquiring a bachelor’s degree — and earning a master’s degree can increase your salary even more. You can also attain more job security by completing your education with VWU, as workers with undergraduate and graduate degrees often achieve higher employment rates.2

Career Fields for VWU Graduates

  • Business Operations
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Data Analysis
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Health Services Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Logistics
  • Public Administration

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  1. The Princeton Review. “The Best 388 Colleges.” Retrieved September 28, 2022, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Education pays, 2021.” Retrieved September 28, 2022, from