Fourth Class (Freshman) Year
Because the Institute has a carefully structured program leading to graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree 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 divides between science and engineering (Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Psychology, and the liberal arts (Economics and Business, English, History, International Studies, and Modern Languages and Cultures.
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.