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University of Virginia School of Continuing & Professional Studies

University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Arts & Sciences

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program makes it possible for working adults to complete a degree from the University of Virginia in the evenings, on a part-time basis. The degree completion program offers a broad interdisciplinary education with concentrations in business and the liberal arts, as well as an individualized concentration. Classes are offered in Charlottesville, Richmond, and at Northern Virginia and Tidewater community colleges.  Learn more

Courses in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

Individuals may enroll in courses on a part-time basis, without applying to a degree program, by registering as a Community Scholar.  Evening and online classes in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree are open to Community Scholars on a space available basis and by permission. As a Community Scholar, you can enroll in up to two courses in both the fall and spring. Choose from courses in art, anthropology, art history, architectural history, the classics, drama, economics, history, literature, music, politics, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, and more. Learn more

Master of Physics Education

The Master of Arts in Physics Education (MAPE) is offered through the Graduate College of Arts and Sciences. Through distance learning and summer study in Charlottesville, the program provides middle school physical science and high school physics teachers with a stronger background in physics. Students can complete the 30-credit hour requirements for the degree in two and a half years by taking two summer courses in residence at UVa and two online courses during the academic year. Advising is available through the Department of Physics.

Students can begin the sequence of courses at any time. The courses offered through the degree program do not qualify as preparation for teaching physics at the community college or college level. Program details, as well as admission requirements and application deadlines are available on the MAPE website.

On-Grounds Courses in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Individuals may enroll in on-Grounds courses on a part-time basis, without applying to a degree program, by registering as a Community Scholar.  Classes offered by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences are open to Community Scholars on a space available basis and by permission.   Learn more

Personal Enrichment Courses

Noncredit, evening classes are offered in Charlottesville. Choose from classes in art history, architectural history, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, writing, and more. Learn more

Post-Bac Pre-Med Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is a full-time, one-year certificate program, designed for college graduates with strong academic records who have made a late decision to pursue a career in medicine.  The program, offered in Charlottesville, provides the science courses students need to be eligible for medical school admission. Learn more

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