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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Blacksburg, VA

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Management
  • Dairy Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
  • International/Global Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Poultry Science
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Family and consumer sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,040
Part-Time Faculty
228
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
80%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 57% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Public and International Affairs, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Horticulture
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Horticulture
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

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