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Three Pathways to Match Your Goals

AdvantageVT students can choose from pathways to degrees in three of Virginia Tech’s renowned colleges: Business, Engineering, and Science. 

Each pathway includes courses that will prepare you for your chosen degree. Whichever path you choose, you will find continuous support throughout the program to help ensure your success.  


Students who progress to a business major develop key business and life skills through hands-on projects and activities in their courses, internships/externships, and our numerous student organizations. Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business has a dedicated team of professionals who focus solely on the career success of its students. Over 90 percent of students actively seeking full-time employment graduate with a full-time job.


Students in the College of Engineering jump right in to doing innovative projects and research through a wide variety of labs and creative workspaces. The Ware Lab, for example, is a facility dedicated solely to undergraduate student design projects, providing a unique learning environment for engineering students from various majors. Ware Lab student teams compete all over the world against other university teams.


College of Science students discover, understand, and apply fundamental scientific principles to pursue questions beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines and established knowledge to promote healthy people, strong communities, and a sustainable planet. Through hands-on learning in classrooms and labs, and our undergraduate research programs, students work alongside renowned faculty and staff to solve complex issues locally, regionally, and globally.

Whatever major you choose at Virginia Tech, you’ll develop the know-how and collaborative skills to apply in the real world. Note that not all majors in every college may be available to pathway students. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reserves the right to place students into majors based on available space. All students admitted to the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech are classified as “general engineering” for their first year of studies.