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Find your science

Be challenged to solve complex problems through excellence, discovery, and with an attitude of Ut Prosim, That I May Serve. 

Explore our majors, minors, degrees, and academic units within the College of Science.

Our Majors

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Biological Sciences

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Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

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Computational Modeling & Data Analytics

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Economics

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Geosciences

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Mathematics

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Microbiology

Wearing blue gloves and a white coat, a researcher works with syringes and files in a nanoscience laboratory in the new Classroom Building. Photo by Natalee Waters for Virginia Tech.

Wearing blue gloves and a white coat, a researcher works with syringes and files in a nanoscience laboratory in the new Classroom Building. Photo by Natalee Waters for Virginia Tech.

Nanoscience & Nanomedicine

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Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience, Computational & Systems Neuroscience, Experimental Neuroscience

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Physics

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Psychology

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Statistics

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Systems Biology

All first-year and transfer students interested in science careers have the option of choosing the College of Science as their academic home before declaring a specific major with the college. This allows students to fully explore the breadth and depth of our available degrees, and the majors associated with these degrees before committing to a course of study. Explore Science.

Minors


  • Actuarial Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biological Physics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Data and Decisions
  • Economics
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nanoscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Science, Technology and Law
  • Statistics
  • Systems Biology

For a complete list of all offered minors, visit the Undergraduate Minors page to learn more.

Advanced Degrees


Master Degrees

  • M.S. in Biological Sciences
  • M.S. in Chemistry
  • M.S. in Geosciences
  • M.S. in Mathematics
  • M.S. in Physics
  • M.S. in Psychology
  • M.S. in Statistics
  • M.A. in Data Analysis and Applied Statistics

Doctoral Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • Ph.D. in Geosciences
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • Ph.D. in Physics
  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Statistics

To view a list of all the options for associated majors, visit the Office of the Registrar and search for checksheets by college. Visit the Graduate School for all graduate degrees and the course catalog.