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2014-2015 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 at

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; International Trade and Development

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
CSS Crop & Soil Sciences
Agronomy; Crop Genetics and Breeding; International Agriculture; Turfgrass Management
DASC Dairy Science
Biotechnology/Pre-Vet; Dairy Enterprise Management; Dual Emphasis
EHRT Environmental Horticulture
ENSC Environmental Science
Land Restoration and Management; Land, Water, and Air; Water Science and Quality
FST Food Science & Technology
Food and Health; Food Business; Science; Technology
HNFE Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Dietetics; Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise
LCON Landscape Contracting
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
ARCH Architecture (5-year program) nt
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 nt
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
REAL Real Estate
College of Engineering
GE General Engineering t
(ALL 1st year engineering students)
AE Aerospace Engineering
BSE Biological Systems Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering; Land & Water Resource Engineering
CHE Chemical Engineering
CE Civil and Environmental Engineering
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
Nuclear Material
ME Mechanical Engineering
MINE Mining Engineering
OE Ocean Engineering
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
AHRM Apparel and Housing Resource Management
Family and Consumer Sciences
CLA Classical Studies
CMST Communication Studies
CONS Consumer Studies
ENGL English
Creative Writing; Professional Writing; Literature Language&Culture, Cultural Studies; Literature, Language & Culture, Literature; Literature, Language & Culture, Pre-Law
FMD Fashion Merchandising and Design
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
HSE Humanities, Science, and Environment
IS International Studies
Business; Environmental Affairs; Global Development; Security and Foreign Policy; World Politics and Policy
MJ Multimedia Journalism
MUS Music (audition required)
Designed Professional; Music Education; Composition; Performance Liberal Arts; Performance Professional Instrument; Performance Professional Voice; Technology Liberal Arts; Technology Professional
PHIL Philosophy
Pre-Medical Professions Option
PM Property Management
PR Public Relations
PSCI Political Science
Legal Studies; National Security Studies
RLCL Religion and Culture
RUS Russian
SOC Sociology
Crime/Deviance; Africana Studies; American Indian Studies; Research Methods; Social Inequality; 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; Information Systems
BIT Business Information Technology
Computer-Based Decision Support Systems; Operations and Supply Chain Management
ECON Economics (Business)
FIN Finance
HTM Hospitality and Tourism Management
MGT Management
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Technology Mgt; Human Resource Management; Management Consulting and Analysis
MKTG Marketing Management
Professional Sales
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
Physics Education; Pre-Health; Pre-Law
PSYC Psychology
STAT Statistics
College of Natural Resources and Environment
NR Natural Resources (undecided)
EI Environmental Informatics
ERM Environmental Resources Management
Environmental Resource Management; Watershed Management
FISC Fish Conservation
Freshwater Fisheries Conservation; Marine Fisheries Conservation
FORS Forestry
Forest Operations and Business; Forest Resource Management; Urban Forestry
GEOG Geography
Culture, Regions, & International Development; Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
MTRG Meteorology
NRC Natural Resources Conservation
Environmental Education; Conservation and Recreation Management; Natural Resources Science Education
PSD Packaging Systems and Design
SBIO Sustainable Biomaterials
WLC Wildlife Conservation
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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