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Today's world is filled with complex problems. At the Virginia Tech College of Science we challenge our students in the classroom, the lab, and out in the field to help solve these issues through dedication to science excellence, the joy of hard-fought discovery, the diversity of ideas and people, and with an attitude of Ut Prosim, That I May Serve.

Academy of Integrated Science

The Academy of Integrated Science provides areas of interdisciplinary study for students wishing to gain hands-on experience. Through this program students and staff work together to create innovative solutions to contemporary issues. Anyone interested in collaborative science and mathematics should enroll.

Integrated Science Curriculum
Computational Modeling & Data Analytics
Systems Biology 
Minor in Science, Technology and Law

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The insights Biochemists provide into life processes at their most fundamental level not only help satisfy our curiosity about ourselves and the world in which we live, but also the foundation for the development of new approaches to fighting disease, generating food and energy, healing our environment, etc.

B.S. in Biochemistry

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Biological Sciences

Biology is the science of Life. Through the study of the structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, & taxonomy of living organisms, we tackle the most challenging problems facing our world today.

B.S. in Biological Sciences 
B.S. in Biological Sciences Biomedical Option
B.S. in Microbiology

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Chemistry is known as the ‘central science’: everything you hear, see taste, touch, and smell involves chemistry. It connects the physical sciences with life science and applied science. Chemists understand the basic properties of matter, and can predict and explain how those properties change when they react to form new substances. 

B.S. in Chemistry
B.A. in Chemsitry

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Computational Modeling & Data Analytics

Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) imparts the interdisciplinary skills needed for attacking complex, data-based problems arising in business, industry, government, and beyond. CMDA training provides what employers want: people can take Big Data and turn it into Useful Data. 

B.S. in Computational Modeling & Data Analytics

B.S. in Computational Modeling & Data Analytics with Physics option

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The study of Economics is about choice: why we make the choices we do and how those choices impact the world around us. From these fundamental questions we work to understand a wide array of social, political, and environmental problems and how they intersect and influence one another. 

B.A. in Economics
B.S. in Business, Economics major

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Have a hankering for adventure? Working in the field of Geoscience may involve gathering rocks from the southern Andes, sampling the ocean floor, or examining a Martian meteorite to gain understanding of natural processes on Earth and other planets. 

B.S. in Geosciences options:

Earth Science Education

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The mysteries of the universe are written in the language of mathematics. Want to unlock those mysteries? Come study with us. Mathematical analysis and computational modeling solve important practical problems and answer fundamental questions.

B.S. in Mathematics

B.S. in Mathematics with Applied Computational Mathematics

B.S. in Mathematics with Applied and Discrete Mathematics

B.S. in Mathematics with Mathematics Education (Master's track)

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Understand the fundamentals of life through the study of its smallest organisms. Undertake a variety of studies with us, ranging from uncovering the role of microbes in climate change to possibly discovering the next life-saving antibiotic. 

B.S. in Microbiology

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Nanoscience, a division of the Academy of Integrated Science, is the study of materials and structures that exist on the nanometer scale and provide the foundation of our world. We work on the world's biggest problems at the smallest scale. 

B.S. in Nanoscience

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School of Neuroscience

In the School of Neuroscience, we work to understand the mind, brain, and behavior in health and disease at a cellular, genetic, molecular, and systems levels through interdisciplinary studies and hands-on research. 

Undergraduate degrees include:

B.S. in Neuroscience; clinical neuroscience

B.S. in Neuroscience; cognitive and behavioral neuroscience

B.S. in Neuroscience; computational and systems neuroscience

B.S. in Neuroscience; experimental neuroscience


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Virginia Tech's Physics Department will prepare your brain to think beyond boundaries. The field of physics offers limitless opportunities, allowing students to heal people, save the planet, and explore the frontiers of space and time.

B.S. in Physics
B.A. in Physics
B.A. in Physics, Physics Education option
B.A. in Physics, Pre-Health option
B.A. in Physics, Pre-Law option

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, VTCRI, Read Montague, Director, Neuroimaging Laboratory and Computational Psychiatry Unit, lab, research

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Psychology seeks to understand the why and how of human behavior. Are we rational beings? How do memories form? Our department offers students a broad view of the discipline, with emphasis on research and research methods.

B.S. in Psychology

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The study of statistics provides students with skills to understand, process, extract value from, and communicate massive quantities of data, while affording them the opportunity to choose from careers in virtually any field. 

B.S. in Statistics


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Systems Biology

Part of the Academy of Integrated Science, Systems Biology takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to understanding the most fundamental questions of how life works by examining them through the lenses of bioinformatics and mathematical modeling. 

B.S. in Systems Biology

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Explore Science (undecided)

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. 

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Reading day, students studying for exams on Torgersen Bridge at Newman Library.

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Undergraduate Research

Reading day, students studying for exams on Torgersen Bridge at Newman Library.

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