VMI offers a number of exciting special programs that enhance the primary academic experiences provided in our majors and minors.

These programs demonstrate the Institute's full commitment to educating the whole man and woman. 

Undergraduate Research

A robust undergraduate research program links cadets and professors in the exploration of open-ended research questions. Cadets conduct research with faculty which often puts their names in the author slot in scholarly journals. 

Research at VMI

Institute Honors

Established for students who achieve at high levels, the Institute Honors Program includes honors courses (with enrollment limited to 12), special forums on current events, and a capstone senior honors project or thesis.

Honors Program

International Programs

International programs include international military academy exchange programs, semester-abroad programs, summer-abroad programs, international internships, and cultural exchanges and study tours.

Study Abroad

Civic Engagement

Classroom experiences and hands-on participation in community projects give cadets and awareness of the importance of service in the lives of citizen soldiers.

Service Opportunities