The world is changing at breakneck speed and needs the power of a liberal arts & sciences education now more than ever. How do students prepare for jobs that may not yet exist, driven by technologies not yet invented, to solve increasingly complex and multifaceted challenges? The answer is a well-rounded, general education from the College.

Our curriculum options are designed to help you flourish at UVA, in your chosen career, and as an engaged citizen. Choose the option that’s the best fit for you and your goals.

New College Curriculum

The College’s new, 21st Century approach to liberal arts & sciences education, focusing on an innovative first-year student experience taught by the College Fellows, some of UVA’s leading scholars. 

Forums Curriculum

Tailored groups of courses built around a central topic, providing students with the opportunity to have a themed general education experience across academic disciplines. 

Traditional Curriculum

UVA’s traditional curriculum, exploring the liberal arts & sciences across five distinct academic areas of the College. Transfer students are automatically enrolled in this curriculum.