Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University requires at least 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. Virginia Tech accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Virginia Tech has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 86% of students who start college at Virginia Tech finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Virginia Tech offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Virginia Tech may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Virginia Tech has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Virginia Tech directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Virginia Tech students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Virginia Tech.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Virginia Tech does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Virginia Tech does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility 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.
✅ Virginia Tech has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ 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.
✅ Virginia Tech offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Virginia Tech.
❌ Virginia Tech does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Newman Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Virginia Tech, contact the university directly.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Virginia Tech have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Virginia Tech has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Virginia Tech include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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