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Designed for compatibility with employer education benefits and minimal out-of-pocket student expenses.

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Benefit from an online program designed for you: A working professional who wants to build on your education as you advance your career.

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You’ll finish UVA Edge with an Award of Completion and 20 transferable credits that can be applied toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.*

Take your career to the next level.

Gain critical expertise and course credits from UVA while you continue to work. Advance your career and your future job prospects with in-demand skills.

Make progress toward your degree.

All courses are online and designed for working adults with responsibilities and competing priorities. Earn 20 credits designed to be transferable toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.*


  • Online program
  • Focus on in-demand digital and soft skills
  • 20 undergraduate credits from UVA
  • Convenient mix of live classes and recorded instruction
  • Three semesters; six full courses and a one-credit onboarding course
  • Customizable for employers

Three semesters, six courses

Each course is taught by a leading UVA faculty member and designed to boost your career and your professional future.

  • Knowledge in the Digital Age
  • Data Literacy
  • Digital Essentials
  • Academic and Professional Writing
  • High-Impact Behaviors in the Workplace
  • Capstone Experience

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I thought I couldn’t do it a couple of times, and my classmates encouraged me to keep on going. I feel like it has given me back my perseverance and confidence that I can do whatever I set my mind to.

Susan Byers
Medical assistant, UVA Health
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"I realized that I can be a successful college student."

Lester Jackson
Elevator Technician, UVA Facilities Management
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Whether you go on with a degree or not, the program will benefit you professionally and personally. Go for it!

Bob Romanko
Workday Analyst, UVA Human Resources
Chuck Thomas

Edge has been a very enriching personal experience. If you have thought about returning to academia, I strongly encourage you to investigate the Edge program.

Michael Duffy
Transportation Operations and Fleet Manager, UVA Facilities Management

Career skills for a digital world

Even in a tech-dominated workforce, people will always be able to do things machines cannot: lead with values and empathy, think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt to new situations.

These workplace skills can be the hardest to develop and yet the most valuable for your career path. UVA Edge will help you build these skills while earning credits that can count toward a degree.*


*The decision whether to accept Edge credits toward a degree is up to the institution that awards the degree.

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