Apr 18, 2024  
2012-2013 Academic Catalogue 
2012-2013 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Curricula

Fourth Class (Freshman) Year

Because the Institute has a carefully structured program leading to graduation in each of its various curricula, it is advisable to choose at the outset the curriculum in which one plans to graduate. However, there are enough elements common to all curricula in the Fourth Class not only to give cadets a sense of common academic purpose but also to make transfers possible during the first year and even the second. Basically, the curricula divide between science and engineering (Applied Mathematics, Biology, B.S. Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Physics with Nuclear Energy Concentration, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) and the liberal arts (Economics and Business, English, History, International Studies and Political Science, Modern Languages and Cultures, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Physics).


The course offerings and requirements of the Virginia Military Institute are under examination and revision continually. This catalogue merely presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication and in no way guarantees that the offerings and requirements will not change.

Aerospace Studies

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Applied Mathematics

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Computer and Information Sciences

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Economics and Business

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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English, Rhetoric and Humanistic Studies

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International Studies and Political Science

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Mechanical Engineering

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Military Science (ROTC)

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Modern Languages and Cultures

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Naval Science (ROTC)

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Physical Education

Physics and Astronomy

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Academic Minors

Special Programs

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