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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.