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Liberal Arts
Virginia Intermont offers a liberal arts education – described as broad-based learning that cultivates intellectual ability through critical thinking, analysis and inquiry. Offering exciting programs and hands-on learning opportunities in the arts & sciences, fine arts, and professional studies, VI is founded on the belief that a broad exposure to knowledge coupled with a nurturing learning environment helps inspire students to pursue their passions.

Comprehensive Learning
While earning your degree at VI, your academic experience not only involves your concentration of study but a comprehensive core curriculum. The core requirements are designed to increase students’ comprehensive thinking by engaging in critical reading and writing during the freshman and sophomore years of study. In addition, the campus Convocation Series extends education beyond the classroom with entertaining and intellectual events scheduled throughout the year. VI’s comprehensive learning helps you:

Make a smooth transition to college-level work through introductory classes that will orient you to the liberal arts education.

Discover your passion and learn important reading, writing and research skills through an in-depth research project.

Become well-rounded through classes in five learning categories.

Community Atmosphere
VI is a tight-knit community bonded by small classes with a 12-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio. Our instructors, who are experts in their field with a passion for teaching, develop personal relationships as they provide individualized attention and valuable direction beginning the first day of class. Every student is a key member of the VI community and is given the opportunity to achieve personal goals and academic success.