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Academy of Integrated Science: Changing Your Major and Minor 101

We are so excited that you are interested in changing your major, adding a secondary major, or adding a minor with the Academy! On this page you will find some key resources to help you in your transition to your desired program!

You can add a secondary major in CMDA, NANO, NMED, or SYSB at any time. You can also add a minor in Data & Decisions, Nanoscience, STL, or Systems Biology at any time.

 

 

Change of Major Dates

The following table lists the dates when you can change your primary major in Hokie Spa.

TAKE NOTE
  SUMMER   2020  FALL    2020  SPRING 2021 SUMMER 2021

Change of Major Application Opens



May 4

August 3

December 14

May 5

Deadline to Apply for Restricted Major

 

May 17

August 16

January 3

May 19

Deadline for Notification (Restricted Major)  

May 21

August 20

January 7

May 25

Deadline to Apply for Non-Restricted Major

 

May 24

August 30

January 24

June 2

Deadline for Notification (Non-Restricted Major)

 

May 28

September 3

January 28

June 8

All Changes Processed in Banner

  May 31  September 7 February 1 June 10  

 

All of our AIS majors, including Computational Modeling & Data Analytics, Nanoscience, Nanomedicine, & Systems Biology, are all non-restricted majors! To change your major to any of these, you’ll simply submit a request on the Change of Major system found on your Hokie Spa account. There are no plans to make any of these majors restricted!

Policy 91: Progress Towards Degree Requirements

Though our majors are not restricted, we do adhere closely to the University’s Policy 91, which is designed to make sure students stay on track for their chosen major and continue to make progress during their time at Virginia Tech. If you are already in violation of the progress towards degree requirement for your chosen AIS major listed below, you will have one single semester in the major to take the necessary courses and earn the required grades as applicable.

  • Upon having attempted 72 semester credits (including transfer, AP, advanced standing, credit by examination, course withdrawal) majors must have completed the following courses with grades of C- or better in two or fewer attempts (including attempts that were withdrawn):
    • MATH 1225
    • MATH 1226
    • MATH 2114
    • CMDA 2005 or (STAT 3005 & MATH 2204)
    • CMDA 2006 or (STAT 3006, STAT 3104 and MATH 2214)
  • Upon having attempted 72 semester credits (including transfer, AP, advanced standing, credit by examination, course withdrawal) majors must have completed the following courses with grades of C or better in two or fewer attempts (including attempts that were withdrawn): CS 1114; CS 2114. 
  • Upon having attempted 90 semester credits, students must have an in-major GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Upon having attempted 72 credit hours, the student will have completed:
    • NANO 1015-1016
    • MATH 1225-1226
    • CHEM 1035-1036
    • CHEM 1045-1046
    • PHYS 2305-2306
  • Upon having attempted 72 credit hours, the student will have completed:
    • NANO 1015-1016
    • MATH 1025-1026
    • CHEM 1035-1036
    • CHEM 1045-1046
    • PHYS 2205-2206
    • PHYS 2215-2216
    • BIOL 1105-1106
    • BIOL 1115-1116
  • Upon having completed 72 credit hours (including transfer, AP, advanced standing, credit by examination, course withdrawal) students must have completed the following courses with a grade of C- or better in two or fewer attempts (including attempts that were withdrawn):
    • BIOL 1105-1106
    • BIOL 1115-1116
    • CHEM 1035-1036
    • CHEM 1045-1046
    • CHEM 2514
    • MATH 1225-1226
    • PHYS 2305-2306. 
  • This also applies to acceptable substitutions.