Natural sciences has always been one of the great strengths of VMI. Regardless of major, a cadet receives a well-rounded education. Cadets majoring in one of the natural sciences will find a challenging curriculum, respected professors, and well-resourced departments that will prepare them to move directly to rewarding careers or to pursue graduate studies.
Graduates of the natural science departments have become doctors, scientists, scholars, civil servants, and business leaders. A natural science education is also a sound foundation for success in the military service.
A cadet may be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in applied mathematics. Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are awarded in chemistry, and physics.