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Throughout history, scientific discovery has driven much of human progress. Today, as our technological capacity increases, the pace of scientific discovery is accelerating, and new products and processes are being invented that will change the world in ways we can scarcely imagine.

The College of Science at Virginia Tech gives students a comprehensive foundation in the scientific method. Outstanding faculty members teach courses and conduct research in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The college offers programs in cutting-edge areas including, among others, those in energy and the environment, developmental science across the lifespan, infectious diseases, computational science, nanoscience, and neuroscience. The College of Science is dedicated to fostering a research-intensive environment that promotes scientific inquiry and outreach.
 

    Timothy Long, Mark Brown, Adam Mills, Maggie Pauliukonis, and Claire Wiklund

The college’s forward-thinking Integrated Science Curriculum provides the answer to one of the most significant trends in science today – increasing collaboration between experts in different disciplines to address challenges in research, industry, and society. To prepare students to thrive in such an environment, the college has developed curricula in several vitally important areas – computational modeling and data analytics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and systems biology – which do not fit neatly within the parameters of a single academic department. All of these curricula, and the intellectual property law minor described below, are housed within the College’s new Academy of Integrated Science. Academy students can enjoy small classes and close interactions with peers and top research faculty while learning the foundations of physical, mathematical, and life science in Virginia Tech's new SCALE-UP active-learning classrooms.

 

    Anna-Marion Bieri

Intellectual property is the fastest-growing area of law and is a major part of the world’s economy. The College of Science offers an innovative science, technology and law program that equips students with a diversified skill set that enables them to succeed outside traditional career paths and raises their awareness of unique legal, social, and ethical challenges in the 21st century.

 

    Judy Riffle and Philip Huffstetler
Under a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Grant, the college has collaborated with the College of Engineering to offer students a minor in “scieneering.”  The program provides a solid background for students who are interested in further education and careers at the intersection of science, engineering and law.

Lay Nam Chang

    Lay Nam Chang

Dean
College of Science Office of the Dean (0405)
North End Center, Suite 4300, Virginia Tech, 300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA  24061
540-231-6394


    North End Center

The College of Science Dean's Office new location is at the North End Center, Suite 4300, 300 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061 (MC 0405).