General Studies

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college? Do you want to earn your Bachelor’s degree? A degree in General Studies prepares you for numerous fields of study and career choices. A General Studies degree teaches you to think critically, communicate well, problem solve and understand your environment. A General Studies degree also prepares you for degrees in many fields.

Transfer Agreements

Students that graduate from Virginia Western with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average may obtain GUARANTEED admission to more than 30 of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities. Click here for a list of Virginia Transfer Partners.

In addition, Virginia Western has entered into the following agreement specific to the General Studies program. This list is subject to change, and the most current agreements can be found on our Transfer Agreements page.


Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 61 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.


 Humanities H111
Fax: 540-857-6096

Mailing address:
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3082 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Jenifer Kurtz
Associate Professor, English
 Humanities H121B

B.S. – Radford University
M.A. – Radford University
CAS – Hollins University