2018-2019 Transfer Guide

You are considered to be a transfer applicant if you have attempted 12 or more credit hours at another college or university any time following graduation from high school.


Undergraduate Majors

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 http://www.admiss.vt.edu/majors/index.php/majors/major/0EDU.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
AEM 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 Technology (2-yr Program - apply separately through college)2
Applied Agricultural Management; Landscape and Turf Management
APSC Animal and Poultry Sciences
Production Business; Science; Pre-Vet
BCHM Biochemistry
CSS Crop and 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 and Technology
Food and Health; Food Business; Fermentation; 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-yr Program)1 4
Art History
ARTF Art - Fine Arts5
Creative Technologies; Studio Art; Visual Communication Design
BC Building Construction
EPP Environmental Policy and Planning
IDS Industrial Design1 4
ITDS Interior Design
LAR Landscape Architecture (5-yr Program)4
PUA Public and Urban Affairs
Environmental Affairs; Global Development; Public and Non-Profit Management; Public Policy; Urbanization Planning and Policy
Pamplin College of Business
BUS Business (Undecided)6
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
FIN Finance
Banking and Financial Institutions; Certified Financial Planner; Corporate Financial Management; Financial Accounting; Investment Management
HTM Hospitality and Tourism Management
MGT Management
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Technology Management; Human Resource Management; Management Consulting and Analysis
MKTG Marketing Management
Digital Marketing Strategy; Professional Sales
REAL Real Estate
College of Engineering
GE General Engineering (All 1st year Engineering students)3
AE Aerospace Engineering
BSE Biological Systems 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
TAC Cinema
CLA Classical Studies
CMST Communication Studies
CONS Consumer Studies
CRI Criminology
CW Creative Writing
FCS Family and Consumer Sciences
FMD Fashion Merchandising and Design
FR French
GER German
HIST History
Global/Comparative History; Military/Diplomatic/Political History; Undergraduate Research/Thesis; Social/Cultural/Economic History; History of Science/Technology/Environment
HD Human Development
HSE Humanities, Science, and Environment
IPPL International Public Policy
IREL International Relations
IS International Studies
Business; Environmental Affairs; Global Development; Security and Foreign Policy; World Politics & Policy
LL Literature and Language
Literature; Pre Education; Pre Law
MJ Multimedia Journalism
MUS Music (Audition required)
Creative Technologies; Composition; Designed Professional; Education; Performance Liberal Arts; Performance Professional Instrumental; Performance Professional Vocal; Technology Liberal Arts; Technology Professional
NSFA National Security & Foreign Affairs
PHIL Philosophy
Pre-Medical Professions
PPE Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
PSCI Political Science
Legal Studies; National Security Studies; Political Theory
PM Property Management
PR Public Relations
PTW Professional and Technical Writing
RLCL Religion and Culture
RED Residential Environments & Design
RUS Russian
SOC Sociology
Africana Studies; American Indian Studies; Crime/Deviance; Social Inequality; Research Methods; Women's and Gender Studies
SPAN Spanish
TA Theatre Arts
Cinema; Design; General Theatre; Performance
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
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
WRPM Water: Resources, Policy, and Management
College of Science
BIOC Biochemistry
BIOL Biological Sciences
CHEM Chemistry
CNEU Clinical Neuroscience
CBNU Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
CSNU Computational and Systems Neuroscience
CMDA Computational Modeling and Data Analytics
Economics; Physics
ECAS Economics (Science)
GEOS Geosciences
Earth Science Education; Geology; Geochemistry; Geophysics
MATH Mathematics
Applied Computational Mathematics; Applied & Discrete Mathematics; Mathematics Education
MIC Microbiology
NANO Nanoscience
NEUR Neuroscience
PHYS Physics
Physics Education; Pre-Health; Pre-Law
PSYC Psychology
STAT Statistics
SYSB Systems Biology
University Studies
US University Studies (Undecided)


1 Applications accepted from incoming freshmen only; transfers may not choose these majors
2 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
3 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
4 Students are admitted in fall semester only
5 Portfolio required
6 Freshmen or transfer students with fewer than 30 credit hours