Virginia Tech

2013-2014 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 pages ( ) and also ).

Majors are identified by a letter code; options appear under the corresponding major.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Applied Economic Management
Community Economic Development; Environmental Economics Management and Policy; Financial Planning

AGRB Agribusiness
Agribusiness Management; 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
Production Business; Science; Pre-Vet
BCHM Biochemistry
CSES Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences
Agroecology; Biotechnology and Genetics; International Agriculture; Soil Environmental; Soils and Land Rehabilitation; Turfgrass Management
DASC Dairy Science
Biotechnology/Pre-Vet; Dairy Enterprise Management; Dual Emphasis
EHRT Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Resource Management; Watershed Management

ENSC Environmental Science
Land Resources; Plant Resources; Water Resources
FST Food Science & Technology
Food Business; Science; Technology; Pre-Vet  Technology
HNFE Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Consumer Foods; Dietetics; Exercise and Health Promotion; Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise
LCON Landscape Contracting
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
ARCH Architecture (5-year program) n *
Art History
ARTF Art - Fine Arts < (4-year program)
Studio Art; Visual Communications Design
BC Building Construction
Construction and Design; Development, Real Estate and Construction
EPP Environmental Policy and Planning
IDS Industrial Design n *
ITDS Interior Design
LAR Landscape Architecture (5-yr. program) n
PUA Public and Urban Affairs
Environmental Affairs; Global Development; Public and Non-profit Management; Public Policy; 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
Power Electronics
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; Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Management;  Merchandising Management; Consumer Studies; Residential Property Management; Housing
CLA Classical Studies
COMM Communication
Communication Studies; Electronic and Print Journalism; Multimedia Journalism; Public Relations
ENGL English
Creative Writing; Professional Writing; Literature Language&Culture, Cultural Studies; Literature, Language & Culture, Literature; Literature, Language & Culture, Pre-Education; Literature, Language & Culture, Pre-Law
FR French
GER German
HIST History
Global/Comparative History; Military/Diplomatic/Political History; Social/Cultural/Economic History; History of Science/Technology/Environment
HD Human Development
Human Services Child & Adolescent Development; Human Services Family Gerontology; Human Services Professional Helping Skills
HSE Humanities, Science, and Environment
IS International Studies
Business; Environmental Affairs; Global Development; World Politics and Policy
MUS Music (audition required)
Designed Professional; Music Education; Composition; Performance Liberal Arts; Performance Professional Instrument; Performance Professional Voice; Technology Liberal Arts; Technology Professional
RLCL Religion and Culture
PHIL Philosophy
Pre-Medical Professions Option
PSCI Political Science
Legal Studies
SOC Sociology
Crime/Deviance; Social InequalityAfricana Studies; Women and Gender Studies
SPAN Spanish
TA Theatre Arts
Cinema; Design; General Theatre; Performance
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-Based Decision Support Systems; Operations Management; Operations and Supply Chain Management
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
CHEM 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 and Environment
NR Natural Resources (undecided)
FSCI Fisheries Science
Marine Fisheries
FORS Forestry
Forest Operations and Business; Forest Resource Management; Urban Forestry
GEOG Geography
Culture, Regions, & International Development; Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
NRC Natural Resources Conservation
Environmental Education; Conservation and Recreational Management; Natural Resources Science Education
WSCI Wildlife Science
WOOD Wood Science and Forest Products
Adhesion Science; Forest Products Business; Forest Products Marketing & Management; Manufacturing Systems; Non-Timber Forest Products; Packaging Science; Residential Wood Structures; Wood Materials Science; Wood Science; 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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