Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University says, "The General Education Core Curriculum . . . involves nourishing the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and values for individual success, self-actualization, and integration in the contemporary world. The Curriculum is a vehicle through which Virginia Union University seeks to make its most significant impact on the lives of students." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,295
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:16%
  • Tuition & Fees:$17,448 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Historical Studies" and "African American Heritage" requirements.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • Additional Information

    Virginia Union University should be commended for its very strong Composition and Literature requirements: every student takes two comprehensive survey courses in both subjects.

  • General Education Assessment

    Virginia Union University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/06/2018


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