The graduation requirements in effect at the time of graduation apply. When choosing the degree requirements information, always choose the year of your expected date of graduation. Requirements for graduation are referred to via university publications as “Checksheets”. The number of credit hours required for degree completion varies among curricula. Students must satisfactorily complete all requirements and university obligations for degree completion.

The university reserves the right to modify requirements in a degree program. However, the university will not alter degree requirements less than two years from the expected graduation year unless there is a transition plan for students already in the degree program.

SELECTING A GRADUATION YEAR: choose the year you expect to graduate. CAUTION: You may find displayed a checksheet with reference to a prior graduation year. This indicates that the degree program requirements have not altered since the graduation year displayed.

KEYS TO SUCCESS In Progressing Toward A Degree:

  • Keep in close contact with your academic advisor. She or he will help you plot your progress toward a degree and will communicate with you any degree program changes.
  • Plan for courses with prerequisites – you may not be allowed to register for a course if you do not meet the stated prerequisite.
  • Check this site at the beginning of each academic year to assure no revised academic requirements.
  • Students are responsible for keeping informed on graduation requirements – so be proactive by applying for your degree and reviewing your DARS (Degree Audit Report) with your advisor.

Other helpful info may be found: Guide to Graduation.

 


Checksheets by College

Agribusiness (AGRB)        
Agribusiness Management (AGBM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Veterinary Business Management (VBMG) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Agricultural Sciences (AGSC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Agricultural Technology (AT)        
Option: Applied Agricultural Management (AAM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Landscape and Turf Management (LTM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Animal and Poultry Sciences (APSC)        
Option:  Pre-Vet (PVT) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Production Business (Livestock Emphasis, Poultry Emphasis, Equine Emphasis, Companion and Laboratory Animal Emphasis) (PBL, PBP, PBE, PBC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Science (Livestock Emphasis, Poultry Emphasis, Equine Emphasis, Companion and Laboratory Animal Emphasis) (SCEL, SCEP, SCEE, SCEC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Applied Economic Management (AEM)        
Option: Community Economic Development (CED) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Environmental Economics, Management, and Policy (EEMP) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Financial Planning (FNPN) (last degree to be awarded 2019) 2017 2018 2019  
Option: International Trade and Development (ITD) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Biochemistry (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) (BCHM)        
No Option (BCHM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Biotechnology (BIOT) (last degree to be awarded Fall 2017) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS)        
Option: Agronomy (AGRO) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Crop Genetics and Breeding (CRGB) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: International Agriculture (INAG) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Turfgrass Management (TURF) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Dairy Science (DASC)        
Option: Biotechnology/Prevet (BTPV) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Dairy Enterprise Management (DEM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Dual Emphasis (DUAL) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Environmental Horticulture (EHRT) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Environmental Science (ENSC)        
No Option (ENSC)       2020
Option: Land Restoration and Management (LRM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Land Water and Air (LWA) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Water Science and Quality (WSCQ) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Food Science and Technology (FST)        
Option: Food Business (FDBS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Food and Health (FDHL) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Fermentation (FERM)     2019 2020
Option: Science Concentration (SCIE) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Technology Concentration (TECH) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise (HNFE)        
Option: Dietetics (DIET) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise (SFNE) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Landscape Contracting (LCON) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Architecture (ARCH) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Art, B.A. (ART)        
Option: Art History (AHST) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Art, B.F.A (ARTF)        
Option: Creative Technologies (CTCH) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Studio Art (STU) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Visual Communications Design (VCD) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Building Construction (BC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Construction and Design (CD) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Development, Real Estate and Construction (DREC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Environmental Policy and Planning (EPP) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Industrial Design (IDS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Interior Design (ITDS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Landscape Architecture (LAR) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Public and Urban Affairs (PUA)        
Option:  Environmental Affairs (ENVA)  2017  2018 2019 2020
Option:  Global Development (GD) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option:  Public and Nonprofit Management (PNPM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option:  Public Policy (PUPO) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option:  Urbanization:  Planning and Policy (UPP) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Real Estate (REAL) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS)        
Option: Accounting (ACCT) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Accounting Information Systems Audit (ISA) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Information Systems (ISO) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Business Information Technology (BIT)        
Option: Computer-Based Decision Support Systems (DSS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Economics (College of Business) (ECON) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Finance (FIN) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Banking and Financial Institutions (FBFI)   2018 2019 2020
Option: Certified Financial Planner (FCFP)   2018 2019 2020
Option: Corporate Financial Management (FCFM)   2018 2019 2020
Option: Financial Accounting (FFAC)   2018 2019 2020
Option: Investment Management (FCFA)   2019 2019 2020
Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Management (MGT)        
Option: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology Management (EIT) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Management Consulting and Analysis (MCA) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Human Resource Management (MHR) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Marketing Management (MKTG) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Professional Sales (PRSL) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Aerospace Engineering (AE) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Aerospace Engineering/Ocean Engineering Double Major (DAE) (Refer to combined AE and OE checksheets after Fall 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Biological Systems Engineering (BSE)
2017 2018 2019
2020
Chemical Engineering (CHE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Civil Engineering (CE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Computer Engineering (CPE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Computer Science (CS) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Electrical Engineering (EE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM)        
No Option (ESM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Biomechanics (BMCH) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Engineering Physics (EP) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)        
No Option (MSE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Nuclear Material (NUCM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Mining Engineering (MINE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Ocean Engineering (OE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Ocean Engineering/Aerospace Engineering Double Major (DOE) (Refer to combined OE and AE checksheets after Fall 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM)        
Option: Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) (Please view Family and Consumer Sciences Major) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Classical Studies (CLA) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Communication Studies (CMST) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Consumer Studies (CONS) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Criminology (CRI) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Creative Writing (CW) 2017 2018 2019
2020
English (ENGL)        
Option: Creative Writing (CRWR) (Please view Creative Writing starting 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Literature, Language, and Culture; Cultural Studies (LLCC) (Please view Literature & Language starting 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Literature, Language, and Culture; Pre-Education (LLCE) (Please view Literature & Language starting 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Literature, Language, and Culture; Literature (LLCL) (Please view Literature & Language starting 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Literature, Language, and Culture; Pre-Law (LLCP) (Please view Literature & Language starting 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Professional Writing (PRWR) (Please view Professional & Technical Writing starting 2016) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) 2017 2018 2019
2020
French (FR) 2017 2018 2019
2020
German (GER) 2017 2018 2019
2020
History (HIST)        
No Option (HIST) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Global/Comparative History (GC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Military/Diplomatic/Political History (MDP) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Undergraduate Research/Thesis (RSTH) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Social/Cultural/Economic History (SCE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: History of Science/Technology/Environment (STE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Human Development (HD)        
No Option (HD) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Humanities, Science, and Environment (HSE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
International Public Policy (IPPL)   2018 2019 2020
International Relations (IREL)   2018 2019 2020
International Studies (IS)     2019 2020
Option: Business (BUSN) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Environmental Affairs (ENVA) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Global Development (GD) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Security and Foreign Policy (SFP) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: World Politics & Policy (WPP) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Literature and Language (LL)        
Option: Literature (LLCW) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Pre Education (LLPE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Pre Law (LLPL) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Multimedia Journalism (MJ)        
No Option (MJ) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Sports Media and Analytics Concentration (SMA)     2019 2020
Music (MUS)        
Option: Creative Technologies (CTLA)     2019 2019
Option:  Composition (MCOM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Designed Option-Professional (DOPR) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Education (Pre-Teacher Certification) (MEDU) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Performance Liberal Arts (PFLA) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Performance Professional Instrumental (PPIN) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Performance Professional Vocal (PPVO) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Technology Liberal Arts (MTLA) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Technology Professional (MTPR) 2017 2018 2019
2020
National Security and Foreign Affairs (NSFA)   2018 2019 2020
Philosophy (PHIL)        
No Option (PHIL) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Pre-Medical Professions (PHMD) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Political Science (PSCI)        
No Option (PSCI) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Legal Studies (LS) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: National Security Studies (NSEC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Political Theory (POLT) 2017
2018 2019 2020
Property Management (PM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Public Relations (PR) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Professional and Technical Writing (PTW) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Religion & Culture (RLCL) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Residential Environments & Design (RED) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Russian (RUS) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Sociology (SOC)        
No Option (SOC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Africana Studies (AFST) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: American Indian Studies (AINS) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Crime/Deviance (CRIM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Social Inequality (INEQ) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Research Methods (RMTH) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Spanish (SPAN) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Theatre Arts (TA)        
Option: Cinema (TAC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Design (TAD) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: General Theatre (TAG) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Performance (TAP) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)        
No Option (ERM)     2019 2020
Option: Environmental Resource Management (ERM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Watershed Management Option (WATM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Environmental Informatics (EI) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Fish Conservation (FISC)        
Option: Freshwater Fisheries Conservation (FFC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Marine Fisheries Conservation (MFC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Forestry (FORS)        
Option: Forest Operations and Business (FOB) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Forest Resource Management (FRM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Urban Forestry (UFOR) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Geography (GEOG) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Meteorology (MTRG) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Natural Resources Conservation (NRC)        
Option: Environmental Education (NREE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Conservation and Recreation Management (CRM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Option: Natural Resources Science Education (NRSE) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Packaging Systems and Design (PSD)        
No Option: (PSD) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Sustainable Biomaterials (SBIO)        
No Option: (SBIO) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Water: Resources, Policy, and Management (WRPM) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Wildlife Conservation (WLC) 2017 2018 2019
2020
Biochemistry (College of Science) (BIOC)        
No Option (BIOC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Biotechnology (BIOT) (last degree to be awarded Fall 2017) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Biological Sciences (BIOL)        
No Option (BIOL)  2017  2018 2019 2020
Option: Biomedical (BIOM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Chemistry, B.A. (CHEM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Chemistry, B.S. (CHEM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Clinical Neuroscience (CNEU)   2018 2019 2020
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (CBNU)   2018 2019 2020
Computational and Systems Neuroscience (CSNU)
  2018 2019 2020
Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA)        
No Option (CMDA) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Economics (CMDE)
2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Physics (CMDP) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Economics (College of Science) (ECAS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Experimental Neuroscience (EXPN)   2018 2019 2020
Geosciences (GEOS)        
Option: Earth Science Education (ESED) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Geochemistry (GCHE) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Geology (GEOL) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Geophysics (GEOP) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Mathematics (MATH)        
No Option (MATH) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Applied Computational Mathematics (ACM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Applied and Discrete Mathematics (ADM) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Mathematics Education (Master's Track) (MSTR) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Microbiology (MIC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Nanoscience (NANO) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Neuroscience (NEUR) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Physics, B.A. (PHYS)        
No Option (PHYS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Physics Education (PHYE) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Pre-Health (PREH) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Option: Pre-Law (PRLW) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Physics, B.S. (PHYS) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Psychology (PSYC) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Statistics (STAT) 2017 2018 2019 2020
Systems Biology (SYSB) 2017 2018 2019 2020

 

Contact Information


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Office of the University Registrar (MC 0134)
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
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Phone: (540) 231-6252

Email: registrar@vt.edu

 

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