Founded in 1963, the fully accredited University of the Virgin Islands was established to meet the need for higher education in the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Its four-year curriculum provides students with a Bachelor of Arts degree in such fields as marine biology, marine science, education and business. There are also Masters degree programs. The 175-acre campus in St. Thomas includes a nursing education building, a science building, classrooms, dormitories, and a theater. Oh – and beach and dock! The 103-acre campus in St. Croix is located between Christiansted and Frederikisted. Throughout the year there are cultural events staged at the university. UVI is a source of interns in the film industry.