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Listed below are the undergraduate programs and degrees offered by the University of Virginia, as well as the minimum number of credits required to receive a degree in each of the programs. The University reserves the right to increase the number of credits necessary for a degree in a particular field when the student has not completed the program. Degrees will appear on transcripts after conferral of the degree.                                                                                                    

Degrees Offered

Degrees are awarded in May, August, and January. Students who do not complete their course work by the published graduation date will be awarded degrees at the next degree date. Degree requirements are subject to change by a vote of the faculties of the schools in which the programs are offered. The abbreviations used in this table include:

B.A., Bachelor of Arts
B.S., Bachelor of Science
B.S.Ed., Bachelor of Science in Education
B.U.E.P., Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning
M.T., Master of Teaching


College of Arts and Sciences

Program Degree Credits IPEDS
Afro-American & African Studies B.A. 120 2211
Anthropology B.A. 120 2202
Area Studies B.A. 120  

Latin American Studies

B.A. 120 0308

Studio Art

B.A. 120 1002

History of Art

B.A. 120 1003
Astronomy B.A. 120 1911

Astronomy Physics

B.A. 120 1991
Biology B.A., B.S. 120 0401
Chemistry B.A., B.S. 120 1905


B.S. 120 1996

Chemical Education

B.S. 120 1995

Chemical Physics

B.S. 120 1998

Environmental Chemistry

B.S. 120 1999


B.S. 120 1997
Classics B.A. 120 1199


B.A. 120 1110


B.A. 120 1109
Comparative Literature B.A. 120 1503
Drama B.A. 120 1007
Economics B.A. 120 2204

Financial Concentration

B.A. 120 2298
English B.A. 120 1501

Medieval, Renaissance Studies

B.A. 120 1595

Modern Studies

B.A. 120 1594

Poetry Writing

B.A. 120 1596
Environmental Sciences B.A. 120 4995
Foreign Affairs B.A. 120 2210
French Language & Literature B.A. 120 1102
German Language & Literature B.A. 120 1103
Government B.A. 120 2207

Government/Foreign Affairs

B.A. 120 2299
History B.A. 120 2205
Interdisciplinary Major B.A. 120 4901

American Studies

B.A. 120 1598


B.A. 120 4904

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

B.A. 120 4915

Asian & Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures

B.A. 120 4916

Cognitive Science

B.A. 120 4909

Echols Scholars Program

B.A. 120 4991

Environmental Thought and Practice

B.A. 120 4918

Human Biology

B.A. 120 4917

Jewish Studies

B.A. 120 4913


B.A. 120 4903

Literacy and Cultural Studies

B.A. 120 4907

Media Studies

B.A. 120 4914

Medieval Studies

B.A. 120 4905

Political and Social Thought

B.A. 120 4902

Studies in Women and Gender

B.A. 120 4912
Italian B.A. 120 1104


B.A. 120 1701


B.A. 120 1796

Financial Mathematics

B.A. 120 1797

Graduate Preparatory

B.A. 120 1799

Probability and Statistics

B.A. 120 1798

Teacher Education

B.A. 120 1795
Music B.A. 120 1005
Philosophy B.A. 120 1509

Honors Philosophy

B.A. 120 1593
Physics B.A., B.S. 120 1902
Psychology B.A. 120 2001
Religious Studies B.A. 120 1510
Slavic Languages and Literatures B.A. 120 1190

Russian and East European Studies

B.A. 120 0307
Sociology B.A. 120 2208
Spanish B.A. 120 1105

School of Architecture

Program Degree Credits IPEDS
Architecture B.S. 127 0202

Architectural Design

B.S. 127 0297

Architectural Studies

B.S. 127 0298

Architectural Technology

B.S. 127 0299
Architectural History B.Arch.Hist. 122 0291
Urban and Environmental Planning B.U.E.P. 122 0206

McIntire School of Commerce

Program Degree Credits IPEDS
Commerce B.S.Commerce 120 0501


B.S.Commerce 120 0502


B.S.Commerce 120 0504

International Business

B.S.Commerce 120 0513


B.S.Commerce 120 0506

Management Information Systems

B.S.Commerce 120 0518


B.S.Commerce 120 0509

Curry School of Education 

Program Degree Credits IPEDS
Five Year Teacher Education Program* 

Elementary Education

B.A. & M.T. 155-160 0802

English Education

B.A. & M.T. 150 0895

Kinesiology-Physical Education

B.S.Ed. & M.T. 150 0841

Mathematics Education

B.A. & M.T. 150 0833

Science Education

B.A. & M.T. 150 0834

Social Studies Education

B.A. & M.T. 150 0897

Special Education

B.A. & M.T. 150 0808

World Languages Education

B.A. & M.T. 150 0888
Four Year B.S.Ed Degrees  

Communication Disorders

B.S.Ed. 120 1220

Kinesiology-Sports Medicine

B.S.Ed. 120 0842

*Teacher Education Programs are sponsored jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences and result in the simultaneous awarding of bachelor and master of teaching (M.T.) degrees. Students may select a major in almost any area of the College with education serving as a quasi-second major.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Program Degree Credits IPEDS
Aerospace Engineering B.S. 128 0902
Applied Mathematics B.S. 128 1703
Chemical Engineering B.S. 128 0906
Civil Engineering B.S. 128 0908
Computer Engineering B.S. 128 0989
Computer Science B.S. 126.5 0701
Electrical Engineering B.S. 128 0909
Engineering Science B.S. 127 0901
Mechanical Engineering B.S. 128 0910
Systems Engineering B.S. 128 0992

School of Nursing

Program Degree Credits IPEDS
Nursing B.S. Nursing 120 1203

Second Degree Program

B.S. Nursing 120 1204

R.N. to B.S.N. Program

B.S. Nursing 120 1205

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies B.I.S. 120 4998
How to Read Course Listings

Courses listed in this catalog have been approved by the faculties of the schools in which the courses are taught. Only courses which have been approved by the faculty are eligible for academic credit. The following information introduces the components of the course descriptions listed in each school's section.

Course numbering system

100-299 Lower level undergraduate: introductory and survey courses.

300-499 Upper level undergraduate: advanced courses that may have prerequisites or require instructor permission.

500-599 Introductory graduate level: courses for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

600-699 Professional level: courses generally reserved for the schools of Medicine and Law; exceptions exist for other professional offerings, particularly in the field of teacher education.

700-899 Graduate level: courses appropriate for masters and beginning doctoral degree programs.

900-999 Graduate level: courses reserved for offerings in doctoral programs, such as readings, research, independent study, and dissertations.

Descriptions of courses numbered 600 and above are listed in the Graduate Record. Undergraduates wishing to take courses numbered 600 or above must obtain permission from the dean of the school in which they want to take the course.
Please note that not all courses listed in the Record are taught each semester.
Where possible, odd numbers signify fall semester courses and even numbers signify spring semester courses. The determination of course level is the responsibility of the offering department and/or school. The academic policy committee of each school is expected to assume the necessary monitoring function.

Glossary of course designations

Each course number in this catalog is preceded by the letter designation assigned to that particular course for purposes of processing grades, schedules, and transcripts. The complete list of these designations is given below, together with the area for which each stands and the school in which the course is taught.

College of Arts and Sciences

AAS Afro-American Studies
AMEL Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
AMST American Studies
AMTR Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Translation
ANAT Anatomy
ANSP Special Topics in Anthropology
ANTH Anthropology
ARAB Arabic
ARCY Archaeology
ARTH Art History
ARTS Studio Art
ASL American Sign Language
ASPR Asian Studies
ASTR Astronomy
BIOL Biology
BOT Botany
BULG Bulgarian
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese Language
CHTR Chinese in Translation
CLAS Classics
COGS Cognitive Science
COMM Commerce
CPLT Comparative Literature
CZ Czech
DRAM Drama
DUTC Dutch
ECON Economics
ENAM American Literature to 1900
ENCR Criticism
ENEC Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
ENGL Miscellaneous English
ENGN Genre Studies
ENLS Language Study
ENLT Introductory Seminars in Literature
ENMD Medieval Literature
ENNC Nineteenth Century British Literature
ENPG Pedagogy
ENPW Poetry Writing
ENRN Renaissance Literature
ENSP Special Topics in Literature
ENTC Twentieth Century Literature
ENWR Academic, Professional, and Creative Writing
ETP Environmental Thought and Practice
EVAT Atmosphere
EVEC Ecology
EVGE Environmental Geology
EVHY Hydrosphere
EVMA Marine Affairs
EVSC Environmental Science
FORS Foreign Study
FREN French Language
FRTR French in Translation
GERM German
GETR German in Translation
GREE Greek
HBIO Human Biology
HEBR Hebrew
HIAF African History
HIAS Asian History
HIEA East Asian History
HIEU European History
HILA Latin American History
HIME Middle Eastern History
HIND Hindi
HISA South Asian History
HIST General History
HIUS United States History
HUMS Humanistic Studies
IMP Interdisciplinary Thesis
INST Interdisciplinary Studies
ITAL Italian Language
ITTR Italian in Translation
JAPN Japanese
JPTR Japanese in Translation
JWST Jewish Studies
LASE Liberal Arts Seminar
LAST Latin American Studies
LATI Latin
LING Linguistics
LNGS General Linguistics
MATH Mathematics
MDST Media Studies
MEST Middle Eastern Studies
MSP Medieval Studies Program
MUSI Music
NESC Neuroscience
NRES Undergraduate non-resident
PERS Persian
PETR Persian in Translation
PHIL Philosophy
PHY Physiology
PHYE Physical Education
PHYS Physics
PLAD Politics Department Seminars
PLAP American Politics
PLCP Comparative Politics
PLIR International Relations
PLPT Political Theory
PLSK Personal Skills
POL Polish
PORT Portuguese
POTR Portuguese in Translation
PPL Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law
PST Political and Social Thought
PSYC Psychology
RASP Russian Area Studies Program
RELA Religion-African Religions
RELB Religion-Buddhism
RELC Religion-Christianity
RELG Religion-General
RELH Religion-Hinduism
RELI Religion-Islam
RELJ Religion-Judaism
RELS Religion-Special Topics
RUSS Russian
RUTR Russian in Translation
SANS Sanskrit
SAST South Asian Studies
SATR South Asian Literature in Translation
SCAN Scandinavian
SLAV Slavic
SLFK Slavic Folklore and Literature
SLTR Slavic in Translation
SOC Sociology
SPAN Spanish Language
SPTR Spanish Translation
SRBC Serbo-Croatian
STAT Statistics
SWAG Studies in Women and Gender
SWAH Swahili
SWED Swedish
TAML Tamil
TURK Turkish
TUVA Tuvan
UKR Ukrainian
USEM University Seminar
YIDD Yiddish
ZOOL Zoology


School of Architecture

AR H Architectural History
ARCH Architecture
L AR Landscape Architecture
NRES Undergraduate non-resident
PHYS Architectural Physics
PLAC Urban and Environmental Planning
PLAN Urban and Environmental Planning
USEM University Seminar


McIntire School of Commerce

COMM Commerce
NRES Undergraduate non-resident
USEM University Seminar


Curry School of Education

EDHS Human Services (clinical and school psychology, communication disorders, counselor education, health and physical education)
EDIS Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
EDLF Education Leadership, Foundations, and Policy
NRES Undergraduate Non-Resident
USEM University Seminar


School of Continuing and ProfessionalStudies

ISAS Interdisciplinary Studies Analytical Skills
ISBU Interdisciplinary Studies Business
ISCI Interdisciplinary Studies Critical Issues
ISCP Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone Project
ISHU Interdisciplinary Studies Humanities
ISIT Interdisciplinary Studies Information Technology
ISSS Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences


School of Engineering and Applied Science

APMA Applied Mathematics
BIOM Biomedical Engineering
C E Civil Engineering
C S Computer Science
CH E Chemical Engineering
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering
ENGR Engineering
MSE Materials Science and Engineering
MAE Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
NRES Undergraduate non-resident
PHYS Physics
SIE Systems and Information Engineering
TCC Technology, Culture, and Communication
TMP Technology, Management and Policy
USEM University Seminar


School of Nursing

NRES Undergraduate non-resident
NUCO Nursing Core
NUIP Nursing - interprofessional
NURS Nursing

USEM University Seminar

Reserve Office Training Program

AIRS Air Science
MISC Military Science

NASC Naval Science

Guide to reading course descriptions
BIOL 301 - (3) (Y)
Cell Physiology
Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 202
Studies cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations.
Explanation of example

BIOL 301- course mnemonic (see glossary) and number. Variations include GREE 101-102 where two semesters of a course must be completed to obtain credit toward a degree, or ENWR 103, 104 where credit may be obtained by taking either semester or both.

(3) - number of credits that will be earned upon successful completion of the course. Where courses are dually numbered (101-102 or 103, 104), the number of credits represents the number of credits for each section of the courses, e.g., three credits for 101 and three credits for 102.
(Y) - code for frequency with which the course is offered. Variations are:
S offered fall and spring semesters
Y offered at least once every academic year (fall or spring semester)
E offered when the fall semester occurs in an even year (e.g., 2002-2003)
O offered when the fall semester occurs in an odd year (e.g., 2001-2002 or 2003-2004)
SI offered upon sufficient student interest
IR offered irregularly
SS offered during summer session
Cell Physiology - course title
Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 202. - Prerequisites are courses or conditions that must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in the course described. Prerequisites separated by a comma indicate a series of prerequisites, all of which are required. Variations include BIOL 101 or 201 where either course, but not both, must be taken prior to enrollment in the described course. An exception occurs when or precedes the last entry in a series, in which case the commas indicate or throughout (e.g., BIOL 101, 201 or equivalent). Corequisite means that concurrent enrollment in the course or courses designated and the course or courses described is required.

A study of cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations - Course description.

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