Welcome to the School of World Studies at VCU!
We are located in the heart of a large and diverse cultural center, the Virginia state capital, Richmond. This unique urban environment of great historical significance is the home of many different social and ethnic groups, providing the city with a richly developed and dynamic character and a number of cultural resources. The School seeks to provide a worldview with this energy and enhance it through community involvement. All of the disciplines of the School strive to offer a perspective as part of a larger whole according to a cultural continuum, both specific and broad. All students graduate with the scholastic and practical knowledge to engage the community at a number of different levels and change that community from within. In this process, new cultural bridges will form to thus create a world-society interconnected by dialogue, diplomacy, mutual respect, and international cooperation.
B.A. in Foreign Languages with concentrations in:
B.A. in International Studies with concentrations in:
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian and Chinese Studies
International Social Justice Studies
Latin American Studies
Should you have specific questions pertaining to the School of World Studies, please contact us directly: SWS Advising Office
For general admissions criteria and information on how to apply to VCU, please contact: VCU Undergraduate Admissions
For information about language placement testing, please go to:
Foreign Language Placement Testing