Majors and Minors

At VMI, you declare your major when you apply so from the beginning you’re with professors you’ll be working with throughout your cadetship.

VMI believes that academic excellence is best maintained at a small college when the number of disciplines offering degrees is restricted. The choice between a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is made before the cadet enters VMI. Transfer from one major field of study to another after matriculation is permitted based on the availability of the major and approval of the area department head.

The tables below provide links to the Institute's academic departments, as well as program catalog links for specific degree and course requirement information.


Arts & Humanities

DepartmentMajorDegree(s) AvailableMinor(s) AvailableConcentrations
English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies English Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Art History and Visual Culture

Literary Studies

Philosophy

Rhetoric and Writing

Art History and Visual Culture

Literary Studies

Philosophy

Rhetoric and Writing

History History Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

History

Middle Eastern Studies

Military History

Military History
Modern Languages and Cultures Modern Languages and Cultures Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Arabic

Chinese

French

German

Spanish

Arabic

Chinese

French

German

Spanish


Engineering

DepartmentMajorDegree(s) AvailableMinor(s) AvailableConcentrations
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science (B.S.)  

Construction Management

Environmental Engineering

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering

Structural Engineering

Transportation & Planning Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Computer Engineering  
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science (B.S.)  

Aerospace Engineering

Nuclear Engineering


Information and Social Sciences

DepartmentMajorDegree(s) AvailableMinor(s) AvailableConcentrations
Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Computer and Information Sciences

Cybersecurity

 
Economics and Business Economics and Business Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Business

Economics

Financial Management

Global Management

International Studies and Political Science International Studies Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Asian Studies

International Studies

National Security

Interdisciplinary Studies in Latin America

Life Sciences

DepartmentMajorDegree(s) AvailableMinor(s) AvailableConcentrations
Biology Biology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Exercise Science

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Ecology, Conservation, and Organismal Sciences (ECOS)

Physical Education Only available as a minor   Excercise Science  
Psychology Psychology Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Leadership Studies

Psychology

 

Natural Sciences

DepartmentMajorDegree(s) AvailableMinor(s) AvailableConcentrations
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Mathematics  
Chemistry Chemistry 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Pre-Medical Track

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Research Track

Chemistry Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)
Physics and Astronomy Physics Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Astronomy

Physics