Department of Language and Literature

The Department of Language and Literature offers majors in English Literature and Communications leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Majors are offered in foreign studies with a concentration in French, German or Spanish, French and Spanish. Students who wish to pursue advanced study in foreign language should contact the department chair. The department offers minors in English, Communications, French, German, and Spanish.

Why UVa-Wise?


Average students per class

Wise, VA

A beautiful, supportive mountain community

Lowest Debt

Students graduate with a lighter burden

Typically 97%

of the graduating class is employed or seeking a graduate or professional degree


Contact Us

John Mark Adrian, Ph.D.

John Mark Adrian, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Associate Professor of English
Zehmer Hall 129

Rhonda Bentley

Rhonda Bentley

Administrative Assistant
Zehmer Hall 135