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2012-2013 Transfer Guide

Undergraduate Majors at Virginia Tech

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Advising Programs: Students interested in pre-professional preparation in areas such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and law, may choose any major in any college, and may arrange to work with the appropriate pre-professional advisor to prepare for application and admission to the professional school of their choice.

Teacher Certification Programs
Teacher Licensure is now at the graduate-level only. Specific information on all graduate programs in education are offered through the School of Education ( and a reference list of majors and programs needed in the undergraduate school for admission into specific education programs can be found on the Teacher Education and Licensure page (

Majors are identified by a letter code; options appear under the corresponding major.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AAEC Agricultural and Applied Economics
Financial Planning; Agribusiness Management; Community Economic Development; Environmental Economics, Management & Policy; International Trade & Develpment; Veterinary Business Management
AGSC Agricultural Sciences
AT Agricultural Technology1 (2-yr program; apply separately through college)
Applied Agricultural Management; Landscape and Turf Management
APSC Animal and Poultry Sciences
Biotechnology (ends spring 2009); Production Business; Science; Pre-Vet
BCHM Biochemistry
CSES Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences
Agroecology; Biotechnology; International Agriculture; Soil-Environmental; Turfgrass Management
DASC Dairy Science
Biotechnology/Pre-Vet; Dairy Enterprise Management; Dual Emphasis
ENSC Environmental Science
Aquatic Resources; Land Resources; Plant Resources; Waste Management
FST Food Science & Technology
Science; Technology; Pre-Vet
HNFE Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Dietetics; Consumer Foods; Community and International; Exercise and Health Promotion; Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise
HORT Horticulture
Horticulture Crops; Horticulture Education; Horticulture Science; Horticulture Therapy; Landscape Contracting
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
ARCH Architecture (5-year program) n *
Land Development; Sustainability; Urban Design
Art History
ARTF Art - Fine Arts < (4-year program)
Studio Art; Visual Communications Design
BC Building Construction
Land Development; Sustainablity; Urban Design; Construction and Design; Development, Real Estate and Construction
EPP Environmental Policy and Planning
Land Development; Sustainability; Urban Design
IDS Industrial Design n *
Land Development; Sustainability; Urban Design
ITDS Interior Design
LAR Landscape Architecture (5-yr. program) n
Land Development; Sustainability; Urban Design
PUA Public and Urban Affairs
Environmental Affairs; Global Development; Land Development; Public and Non-profit Management; Sustainability; Public Policy; Urban Design; Urbanization Planning and Policy
College of Engineering
GE General Engineering *
(ALL 1st year engineering students)
AE Aerospace Engineering
BSE Biological Systems Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering; Land & Water Resource Engineering
CHE Chemical Engineering
CE Civil Engineering
Environmental & Water Resources; Infastructure Systems; Structures, Geotechnical, and Construction
CEM Construction Engineering and Management
CPE Computer Engineering
CS Computer Science
EE Electrical Engineering
ESM Engineering Science and Mechanics
Biomechanics; Engineering Physics
ISE Industrial and Systems Engineering
MSE Materials Science and Engineering
ME Mechanical Engineering
MINE Mining Engineering
OE Ocean Engineering
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
AHRM Apparel and Housing Resource Management
Apparel Design; Merchandising Management; Consumer Studies; Residential Property Management; Housing
CLA Classical Studies
COMM Communication
ENGL English
Creative Writing; Professional Writing; Literature Language & Culture
FR French
GER German
HIST History
Global/Comparative History; Military/Diplomatic/Political History, Social/Cultural/Economic History; The History of Science/Technology/The Environment
HD Human Development
Human Services
HSE Humanities, Science, and Environment
IDST Interdisciplinary Studies
Leadership and Social Change; Africana Studies; Religious Studies; Women’s Studies (eff. 2010)
IS International Studies
Business; Environmental Affairs; Global Development; World Politics and Planning
MUS Music (audition required)
Designed Liberal Arts; Designed Professional; Music Education; Performance; Theory/Composition
PHIL Philosophy
PSCI Political Science
Legal Studies
SOC Sociology
Crime/Deviance; Social Inequality
SPAN Spanish
TA Theatre Arts
Pamplin College of Business
BUS Business (undecided)
ACIS Accounting and Information Systems
Accounting; Accounting Information Systems – Audit; Accounting Information Systems Development; Information Systems
BIT Business Information Technology
Computer Decision Support Systems; Operations Management; Operations and Supply Chain Management (effective 2010)
ECON Economics (Business)
FIN Finance
HTM Hospitality and Tourism Management
MGT Management
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Technology Mgt; Human Resource Management
MKTG Marketing
College of Science
BIOC Biochemistry
BIOL Biological Sciences
Biobusiness; Biotechnology; Clinical Laboratory Science; Ecology; Food Science; Microbiology; Pharmacy
CHEM Chemistry
Adhesion Science; Environmental Chemistry; Materials; Polymer Chemistry
ECAS Economics ( Science)
GEOS Geosciences
Earth Science Education; Geology; Geochemistry; Geophysics
MATH Mathematics m
Applied Computational Mathematics; Applied Discrete Mathematics; Mathematics Education
PHYS Physics
PSYC Psychology
STAT Statistics
College of Natural Resources
NR Natural Resources (undecided)
FSCI Fisheries Science
FORS Forestry
Environmental Resource Management; Forest Resource Management; Industrial Forestry Operations; Urban Forestry; Watershed Management
GEOG Geography
Culture, Regions, & International Development; Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
NRC Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources Education (K-6); Natural Resources Recreation; Natural Resources Science (6-12)
WSCI Wildlife Science
WOOD Wood Science and Forest Products
Forest Products Marketing & Management; Wood Science; Adhesion Science; Manufacturing Systems; Packaging Science; Non-Timber Forest Products; Wood Structures and Materials
University Studies
US University Studies (undecided) t
t Applications accepted from incoming freshmen only; transfers may not choose these majors.
1 A maximum of 28 credits from the Agricultural Technology program may be applied toward a four-year degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
* Restricted major--one for which demand far exceeds available space. Students applying to these majors will automatically be considered for University Studies as a 2nd choice major.
P Additional options are available
n Students are admitted in fall semester only
< Portfolio required
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