Colleges

Forge a path to your future with Virginia Tech’s outstanding, world-leading colleges. Learn more about what each college can offer you.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Adapting to society’s expectations and needs, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences focuses resources on improving human health and nutrition, sustaining agriculture and the environment, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and developing cures for devastating diseases.

Areas of study in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences include environmental science, agribusiness, animal and poultry sciences, biochemistry, dairy science, horticulture, and human nutrition, foods, and exercise.

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Whether you want to design buildings, design public policy, or design culture, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has a home for you.

With the School of Architecture + Design, the School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Visual Arts, and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies paves the way as a global leader in these fields and houses a community of more than 2,300 students, 300 faculty and staff, and 15,000 active alumni.

Students present during an entrepreneurship challenge

Pamplin College of Business

The Pamplin College of Business emphasizes technology and analysis to improve business worldwide, with entrepreneurship that leads to innovation, international opportunities for learning, and a collaborative, world-class community.

Offering undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing, Pamplin develops the business leaders of the future.

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College of Engineering

The College of Engineering pushes the boundaries beyond classroom knowledge, applying a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach to prepare engineering students to be highly recruitable problem-solvers and leaders.

The college supplies more than half of engineers to Virginia’s workforce and stands on the forefront of innovation, working in disruptive technology areas, including autonomous systems and robotics, cybersecurity, data analytics, turbomachinery and diagnostics, and wireless communications and security.

With 14 undergraduate degrees and 16 doctoral and 19 master’s programs, all in 17 areas of study, the College of Engineering is training tomorrow’s leaders in the field.


College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences student

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Find your place in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences: committed to challenging and provoking critical thinking; encouraging creative, world-changing ideas; and developing students who thrive in our dynamic global society.

Whether you’re interested in education, performing arts, modern and classical languages, literature, history, philosophy, political science, or sociology — just to name a few — the college has a place for you.

CNRE students

College of Natural Resources and Environment

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is the only college specializing in natural resource education, research, and outreach in Virginia.

Building on Virginia Tech’s existing strengths to lead the way in environmental and natural resources science, the college develops graduates who can discover and share the knowledge needed to sustainably manage Earth’s resources for future generations.

Fossil clean

College of Science

Discover, understand, and apply fundamental scientific principles to pursue questions beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines and established knowledge. With hands-on learning in classrooms and labs, the College of Science promotes healthy people, strong communities, and a sustainable planet.

With 10 degree programs, including chemistry, economics, geosciences, integrated science, microbiology, math, physics, psychology, statistics, and neuroscience, the College of Science prepares the collaborative, free-thinking scientists that the 21st century demands.

Members of the Corps of Cadet Honor Guard

Corps of Cadets

Everyone is looking for great leaders. The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets exists to nurture and create them.

A significant part of the university since it began in 1872, the Corps of Cadets is a world-class leadership development program, with graduates going on to distinguished careers in the U.S. military and fulfilling roles in the public and private sectors.

Honors College students

Honors College

The Virginia Tech Honors College inspires and facilitates an extraordinary undergraduate education for students with exceptional motivation and ability.

For students who seek to be active learners and to apply their knowledge and skills to critical, real-world problems, the Honors College provides challenges and opportunities rooted in meaningful relationships with faculty, independent learning, undergraduate research, place-based and problem-focused experiences, and intellectual engagement in global contexts.


Students working with an animal.

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Established in 1978, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is a leading biomedical teaching and research center and the in-state veterinary college for residents of Virginia and Maryland.

Powered by a mission to protect and enhance animal, human, and environmental health and welfare, the College of Veterinary Medicine trains and develops leaders in veterinary medicine, public health, and biomedical and veterinary sciences.

Medical students standing over an Anatomage Table.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute

As a unique public-private partnership, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute was established in 2007 to leverage Virginia Tech’s outstanding strength in basic sciences, bioinformatics, and engineering alongside Carilion Clinic’s highly experienced medical staff and rich history in medical education.

Focused on educating today’s physician while conducting today’s research, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute produces graduates who lead the way in the business of improving human health and the quality of life for all people.