This page contains information about the majors of the students attending Virginia Tech, broken down by Academic Degree Level and Campus as well as by the category listed on the subheading.

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Abbreviation Description
A  
AAEC Agricultural & Applied Economics
ABUS* Agricultural Business Technology
ACCT* Accounting
ACIS Accounting and Information Systems
ADR Architecture and Design Research
AE Aerospace Engineering
AEE Agricultural and Extension Education
AEM Applied Economic Management
AGCR* ALS: Certificate Program
AGE* Agricultural Engineering
AGEC* Agricultural Economics
AGED* Secondary Ed, Agriculture
AGRB Agribusiness
AGRI* Agriculture, Undecided
AGRN* Agronomy
AGSC Agricultural Sciences
AHRM* Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgt
AL* Anaerobic Microbiology
ALS Agricultural and Life Sciences
ANAG* Animal Agricultural Technology
ANSC* Animal Science
ANSD Animal Sciences, Dairy
ANSP* Animal Sciences, Poultry
AOE Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
APSC Animal & Poultry Sciences
ARCH Architecture
ARCR* ARCH: Certificate Program
ART Art
ARTF Art - BFA
ASPT Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought
AT Agricultural Technology
B top↑
BAD Business Administration
BBD Bio-Inspired Buildings
BBIT Business, Business Information Technology
BC Building Construction
BCHM Biochemistry
BCSM Building Construction Science and Management
BED* Secondary Ed, Business
BFIN Business, Finance
BHTM Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management
BIOC Biochemistry, Arts, and Sciences
BIOL Biological Sciences
BION* Biochemistry and Nutrition
BIT Business Information Technology
BMES Biomedical Engineering
BMGT Business, Management
BMKT Business, Marketing
BMSC* Business, Management Science
BMVS Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
BOT* Botany
BSCR* BUS: Certificate Program
BSE Biological Systems Engineering
BTDM Biomedical Technology Development and Management
BUS Business, Undecided
C  
CBNU Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
CE Civil Engineering
CEEN* Civil Engineering (Environ)
CEM Construction Engineering and Management
CHE Chemical Engineering
CHEM Chemistry
CLA Classical Studies
CMDA Computational Modeling and Data Analytics
CMST Communication Studies
CNEU Clinical Neuroscience
COMM Communication
CONS Consumer Studies
CPE Computer Engineering
CRI Criminology
CS Computer Science
CSA Computer Science & Applications
CSCR* COS: Certificate Program
CSES Crop & Soil Environ Sciences
CSNU Computational and Systems Neuroscience
CSS Crop & Soil Environ Sciences
CT* Clothing and Textiles
CTE Computational Tissue Engineering
CTEC Creative Technologies
CTRA* Clothing Textiles & Related Arts
CW Creative Writing
D  
DAAS Data Analysis and Applied Statistics
DAE* Dual, Aerospace Engineering
DASC Dairy Science
DOE* Dual, Ocean Engineering
DRM Disaster Risk Management
E top↑
ECAG Economics, Agriculture & Life Sciences
ECAS Economics, Arts and Sciences
ECON Economics
EDAC* Adult and Continuing Education
EDAD* Educational Administration
EDCC* Junior and Community College Ed
EDCE* Education Certification
EDCH* Community Health Education
EDCI Curriculum and Instruction
EDCO Counselor Education
EDCT Career and Technical Education
EDMA* Secondary Education, Mathematics
EDP Environmental Design & Planning
EDPE* Health and Physical Education
EDRE Educational Research and Eval
EDSC* Secondary Ed, Natural Science
EDSE* Admn and Supervision Special Ed
EDSP* Student Personnel
EDSS* Secondary Ed, History & Soc Sc
EDVT* Vocational Technical Education
EE Electrical Engineering
EHRT Environmental Horticulture
EI Environmental Informatics
ELED* Elementary Education
ELPS Educ Leadership & Policy Study
EM Engineering Mechanics
ENCR* ENGR: Certificate Program
ENCW Creative Writing
ENE Environmental Engineering
ENGE Engineering Education
ENGL English
ENGR* Engineering
ENSC Environmental Science
ENT Entomology
EPP Environmental Policy & Plng
ERM Environmental Resource Management
ESEN Environmental Science and Engr
ESM Engr Science and Mechanics
ET* Engineering Technology
EXPN Experimental Neuroscience
F  
FCD* Family and Child Development
FCS Family and Consumer Science
FCSE* Family and Consumer Science Educ
FFPR* Forestry and Forest Products
FIN Finance
FISC Fish Conservation
FIW Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
FLCL Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
FMD Fashion Merchandising and Design
FOR Forestry
FORS Forestry (undergraduate)
FPR Forest Products
FR French
FSCI* Fisheries Sciences
FST Food Science and Technology
FW* Forestry and Wildlife
G  top↑
GAEA Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
GASC* General Arts and Sciences
GBCB Genetics, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
GBSC General Biosciences
GBUA General Business, Accounting
GBUS General Business
GE General Engineering
GEN* Genetics
GEOG Geography
GEOL* Geological Sciences
GEOP* Geophysics
GEOS Geosciences
GER German
GPIT* Grad Program in Info Technology
GS Graduate Studies
GSCR GRAD: Certificate Program
H  
HCD Human Centered Design
HD Human Development
HED Higher Education and Student Affairs
HEED* Secondary Ed, Home Economics
HGED Higher Education
HIDM* Housing, Int Design & Resource Mgt
HIST History
HLED* Health Education
HNF* Human Nutrition and Foods
HNFE Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
HORT Horticulture
HR* Human Resources
HRIM* Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Mgt
HS* High School Student
HSE Humanities, Science, and Environment
HTM Hospitality & Tourism Mgt
I top↑
IAE* Information Security Assurance
IAED* Secondary Ed, Industrial Arts
IDP* Temp abbrev. for Interior Design Pgm (02-03 only)
IDS Industrial Design
IDST* Interdisciplinary Studies
IEOR* Industrial Engr & Operation Res
IGC Interfaces of Global Changes
INCR* INTD: Certificate Program
INFS* Information Systems
IPHD Individual Interdisciplinary PhD
IPPL International Public Policy
IREL International Relations
IS International Studies
ISE Industrial & System Engineering
IT Information Technology
ITDS Interior Design
J  
K  
L top↑
LAHS Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Undecided
LAR Landscape Architecture
LASC* Liberal Arts and Sciences
LCON Landscape Horticulture and Design
LFSC Life Sciences, Undecided
LL Literature and Language
LSAE Life Sciences, Agricultural and Extension Education
LSAL* Life Sciences, Anaerobic Microbiology
LSBC Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Nutrition
LSCR* LAHS: Certificate Program
LSFS Life Sciences, Food Science and Technology
M top↑
MACR Macromolecular Science and Engineering
MAED* Mathematics Education
MATE* Materials Engineering
MATH Mathematics
MCP Material Culture and Public Humanities
ME Mechanical Engineering
MECE* Materials Eng Sci (Chem Eng)
MECH* Materials Eng Sci (Chem)
MECS* Material Eng Sci (Comp Sci)
MEEE* Material Eng Sci (Elec Eng)
MEFP* Material Eng Sci (For Prod)
MEFR* Material Eng Sci (Forestry)
MEGS* Material Eng Sci (Geology)
MEME* Material Eng Sci (Mech Engr)
MEMI* Material Eng Sci (Mining Engr)
MEMS* Material Eng Sci (Mat Sci Engr)
MESC* Material Eng Science
MESM* Material Eng Sci (Eng Sci & Mech)
MGT Management
MICB Microbiology
MICR* Microbiology
MINE Mining Engineering
MJ Multimedia Journalism
MKED* Marketing Education
MKTG Marketing
MNR (Master of) Natural Resources
MSCI* Management Science
MSE Materials Science and Engineering
MSTP Multiscale Transport in Environmental and Physiological Systems
MTRG Meteorology
MUS Music
N  
NANO Nanoscience
NDGU* Nondegree Undergraduate
NE Nuclear Engineering
NE* Near Environments
NEUR Neuroscience
NR Natural Resources, Undecided
NRC Natural Resources Conservation
NRCR* NR: Certificate Program
NRR* Natural Resources Recreation
NSE* Nuclear Science and Engineering
NSFA National Security & Foreign Affairs
O  
OCE Ocean Engineering
OE Ocean Engineering
P top↑
PAD* Public Administration
PAPA Public Admn and Public Affairs
PGE* Provisional General Engineering
PGG Planning, Governance, and Globalization
PH Public Health
PHED* Secondary Ed, Physical Education
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
PIA Public and International Affairs
PLAG* Plant Agricultural Technology
PM Property Management
POUL* Poultry Science
PPWS Plant Path, Physiology & Weed Science
PR Public Relations
PSCI Political Science
PSD Packaging Systems and Design
PSYC Psychology
PTW Professional and Technical Writing
PUA Public and Urban Affairs
Q top↑
R  
REAL Real Estate
REA1 Real Estate, Agriculture and Life Sciences
REA2 Real Estate, Architecture and Urban Studies
REA3 Real Estate, Business (Pamplin)
REA5 Real Estate, Engineering
REA7 Real Estate, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
REA0 Real Estate, Natural Resources and Environment
REC* Secondary Ed, Recreation
RED Residential Environments and Design
RLCL Religion and Culture
RM Regenerative Medicine
RSS Remote Sensing
RUS Russian
RW Rhetoric and Writing
S  
SBIO Sustainable Biomaterials
SOC Sociology
SPAN Spanish
STAT Statistics
STRE* Structural Engineering
STS Science and Technology Studies
SUN Sustainable Nanotechnology
SYSB Systems Biology
SYSE Systems Engineering
T top↑
TA Theatre Arts
TBMH Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health
TED* Secondary Ed, Technology
TOR Translational Obesity Research
TPS Translational Plant Sciences
TRNS Transient Undergraduate
U  
UA* Urban Affairs
UNCL* Unclassified Graduate
UNDC* Undecided Applicant Major
URBA* Urban Affairs
URPL Urban and Regional Planning
US University Studies
USB University Studies Su/Sp
UST* University Studies Transfer
V  
VIED* Secondary Ed, Vocational Indust
VM Veterinary Medicine
VMCR* VM: Certificate Program
VMSC* Veterinary Medical Science
W  
WI Water Interface
WLC Wildlife Conservation
WOOD* Wood Science & Forest Products (undergrad)
WRPM Water: Resources, Policy, and Management
WSCI* Wildlife Science
X  
Y  
Z top↑
ZOOL* Zoology

*no longer used as a major abbreviation (major code has changed, been discontinued, etc.)

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Abbreviation Description Level  
A   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
AAEC Agricultural & Applied Economics        
ACIS Accounting and Information Systems    
ADR Architecture and Design Research      
AE Aerospace Engineering  
AEE Agricultural and Extension Education      
AEM Applied Economic Management      
AGRB Agribusiness      
AGSC Agricultural Sciences      
ALS Agricultural and Life Sciences      
ANSD Animal Sciences, Dairy      
AOE Aerospace and Ocean Engineering  
   
APSC Animal & Poultry Sciences  
ARCH Architecture    
ART Art      
ARTF Art - BFA      
ASPT Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought      
AT Agricultural Technology      
B   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
BAD Business Administration        
BBIT Business, Business Information Technology      
BC Building Construction      
BCHM Biochemistry    
BCSM Building Construction Science and Management      
BFIN Business, Finance      
BHTM Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management
     
BIOC Biochemistry, Arts, and Sciences      
BIOL Biological Sciences  
BIT Business Information Technology      
BMES Biomedical Engineering    
BMGT Business, Management      
BMKT Business, Marketing      
BMVS Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences    
BSE Biological Systems Engineering  
BTDM Biomedical Technology Development and Management      
BUS Business, Undecided        
C   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
CBNU Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
 
   
CE Civil Engineering  
CEM Construction Engineering and Management      
CHE Chemical Engineering  
CHEM Chemistry  
CLA Classical Studies      
CMDA Computational Modeling and Data Analytics      
CMST Communication Studies      
CNEU Clinical Neuroscience  
   
COMM Communication      
CONS Consumer Studies      
CPE Computer Engineering  
CRI Criminology      
CS Computer Science      
CSA Computer Science & Applications      
CSES Crop & Soil Environ Sciences      
CSNU Computational and Systems Neuroscience
 
     
CSS Crop & Soil Environ Sciences        
CTEC Creative Technologies        
CW Creative Writing        
D   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
DAAS Data Analysis and Applied Statistics        
DASC Dairy Science      
E   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
ECAG Economics, Agriculture & Life Sciences        
ECAS Economics, Arts and Sciences  
ECON Economics      
EDCI Curriculum and Instruction    
EDCO Counselor Education    
EDCT Career and Technical Education    
EDP Environmental Design & Planning      
EDRE Educational Research and Eval      
EE Electrical Engineering  
EHRT Environmental Horticulture      
EI Environmental Informatics      
ELPS Educ Leadership & Policy Study    
EM Engineering Mechanics    
ENCW Creative Writing      
ENE Environmental Engineering      
ENGE Engineering Education      
ENGL English      
ENSC Environmental Science      
ENT Entomology    
EPP Environmental Policy & Plng      
ERM Environmental Resource Management      
ESEN Environmental Science and Engr    
ESM Engr Science and Mechanics      
EXPN Experimental Neuroscience  
   
F   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
FCS Family and Consumer Science      
FIN Finance      
FISC Fish Conservation      
FIW Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences    
FLCL Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures      
FMD Fashion Merchandising and Design      
FOR Forestry    
FORS Forestry (undergraduate)      
FPR Forest Products      
FR French        
FST Food Science and Technology      
G   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
GAEA Geospatial and Environmental Analysis        
GBCB Genetics, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology      
GBSC General Biosciences        
GBUA General Business, Accounting      
GBUS General Business      
GE General Engineering        
GEOG Geography    
GEOS Geosciences  
GER German      
GS Graduate Studies        
H   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
HD Human Development  
HED Higher Education and Student Affairs      
HGED Higher Education      
HIST History    
HNFE Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise  
HORT Horticulture      
HSE Humanities, Science, and Environment        
HTM Hospitality & Tourism Mgt    
I   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
IDS Industrial Design        
IPHD Individual Interdisciplinary PhD      
IPPL International Public Policy  
   
IREL International Relations  
   
IS International Studies      
ISE Industrial & System Engineering  
IT Information Technology      
ITDS Interior Design      
J   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
K   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
L   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
LAHS Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Undecided          
LAR Landscape Architecture    
LCON Landscape Horticulture and Design      
LFSC Life Sciences, Undecided        
LL Literature and Language      
LSAE Life Sciences, Agricultural and Extension Education      
LSBC Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Nutrition      
LSFS Life Sciences, Food Science and Technology        
M   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
MACR Macromolecular Science and Engineering      
MATH Mathematics  
MCP Material Culture and Public Humanities      
ME Mechanical Engineering  
MGT Management      
MICB Microbiology      
MINE Mining Engineering  
MJ Multimedia Journalism      
MKTG Marketing      
MNR (Master of) Natural Resources      
MSE Materials Science and Engineering  
MTRG Meteorology      
MUS Music      
N   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
NANO Nanoscience      
NE Nuclear Engineering    
NEUR Neuroscience      
NR Natural Resources, Undecided          
NRC Natural Resources Conservation        
NSFA National Security & Foreign Affairs  
     
O   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
OCE Ocean Engineering        
OE Ocean Engineering        
P   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
PAPA Public Admn and Public Affairs      
PGG Planning, Governance, and Globalization      
PH Public Health      
PHIL Philosophy    
PHYS Physics  
PIA Public and International Affairs      
PM Property Management      
PPWS Plant Path, Physiology & Weed Science    
PR Public Relations      
PSCI Political Science    
PSD Packaging Systems and Design      
PSYC Psychology    
PTW Professional and Technical Writing        
PUA Public and Urban Affairs        
Q   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
R   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
REAL Real Estate        
REA1 Real Estate, Agriculture and Life Sciences        
REA2 Real Estate, Architecture and Urban Studies        
REA3 Real Estate, Business (Pamplin)        
REA5 Real Estate, Engineering        
REA7 Real Estate, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences        
REA0 Real Estate, Natural Resources and Environment        
RED Residential Environments and Design        
RLCL Religion and Culture        
RUS Russian      
RW Rhetoric and Writing      
S   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
SBIO Sustainable Biomaterials      
SOC Sociology  
SPAN Spanish        
STAT Statistics    
STS Science and Technology Studies      
SYSB Systems Biology        
SYSE Systems Engineering        
T   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑
TA Theatre Arts      
TBMH Translational Biology, Medicine and Health      
TRNS Transient Undergraduate        
U   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
URPL Urban and Regional Planning      
US University Studies        
USB University Studies Su/Sp        
V   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
VM Veterinary Medicine      
W   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate
WLC Wildlife Conservation      
WRPM Water: Resources, Policy, and Management        
X   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
Y   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate  
Z   Associate Bachelor Masters Doctorate top↑

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