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Academic Programs

Academic Programs of Study

Longwood College awards the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Fine Arts to successful undergraduate students. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation in each of the programs unless otherwise noted for a major degree program.

In order to earn a degree from Longwood College, each student must pursue and complete a concentrated course of study in a major area. These requirements must be met in addition to the completion of the general education and additional degree requirements. At the undergraduate level, Longwood offers majors in 20 fields of study. Detailed requirements for each major program are listed with the appropriate department. The programs of study, with the degree options for each, are as follows:


  • Anthropology B.A., B.S.
  • Biology B.A., B.S.
  • Business Administration B.S.B.A.
  • Chemistry B.A., B.S.
  • Communication Disorders B.A., B.S.
  • Communication Studies B.A.
  • Computer Science B.A., B.S
  • Economics B.A., B.S.
  • English B.A.
  • History B.A.
  • Liberal Studies B.A., B.S.
  • Mathematics B.A., B.S.
  • Modern Languages B.A.
  • Physical and Health Education B.S.
  • Physics B.A., B.S.
  • Political Science B.A., B.S.
  • Psychology B.S.
  • Social Work B.A., B.S.
  • Sociology B.A., B.S.
  • Therapeutic Recreation B.S.
  • Visual and Performing Arts B.A., B.M., B.F.A.
    • Art
    • Music
    • Theatre

Students may choose to minor in one of the following fields. Students choosing to minor in a field of study must have a 2.0 GPA in courses in that field of study.


  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art, General
  • Artists' Books & Printmaking
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Coaching
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Security, Forensics, & Law
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Earth Science 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German 
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • International Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music 
  • Outdoor Education
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Professional Clinical Studies
  • Professional Writing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies