Prospective Students

Prospective Students

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.S. in Anthropology

B.A. in Foreign Languages with concentrations in:


B.A. in International Studies with concentrations in: 

European Studies,International Social Justice StudiesLatin American StudiesWorld Cinema

B.A. in Religious Studies


African Studies
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian and Chinese Studies
European Studies
Italian Studies
International Social Justice Studies
Latin American Studies
Mediterranean Studies
Russian Studies
Religious Studies
World Cinema


International Management
Spanish / English Translation and Interpretation

The World Studies curriculum also includes coursework in ArabicChinese.

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