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Colleges / Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA 4-Year Public

Virginia Tech Academics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University requires a minimum of 126 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Around 86% of students who started college at Virginia Tech graduate within six years. Virginia Tech offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Virginia Tech

When choosing a major, Virginia Tech students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Virginia Tech below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Virginia Tech does not require all students to complete a senior project.

Does Virginia Tech Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Virginia Tech offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Virginia Tech Have An Online Program?

Virginia Tech has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Virginia Tech Give Credit for AP Classes?

Virginia Tech offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Virginia Tech Have An Honor's Program?

Virginia Tech offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and does not offer a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Virginia Tech Require Internships?

Virginia Tech does not require an internship for all students Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Virginia Tech Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science
Food Science
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Forest Resources Production and Management
Forestry, Other
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Curriculum and Instruction
Administration of Special Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Learning Sciences
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Systems Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Construction Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Engineering, Other
Packaging Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Microbiology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Statistics, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Science, Technology and Society
International/Global Studies
Human Computer Interaction
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Policy Analysis, Other
Economics, General
Applied Economics
Development Economics and International Development
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Urban Studies/Affairs
Social Sciences, Other
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development
Public Health, General
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Public Finance
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
Construction Management
History, General
Public/Applied History

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Fall Freshmen
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