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Progress Towards Degree

The CMDA degree program closely adheres 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. See below for the progress towards degree requirements for the CMDA majors. This can also be found on your checksheet.

  • 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have completed the following courses with grades of C- or better in two or fewer attempts (including attempts that were withdrawn):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have completed the following courses with grades of C or better in two or fewer attempts (including attempts that were withdrawn): CS 1114; CS 2114.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.

CMDA Major Requirements

Checksheets list the requirements a student must fulfill in order to obtain a degree in their intended major and degree program. On these you will find required courses, GPA requirements, and more. Below are the CMDA checksheets without an option. To view checksheets for a specific CMDA option, please visit the Registrar’s Checksheet page.

Beginning with students entering in the 2020-2021 academic year, checksheets will switch from being based on a student’s graduation year to being based on when a student started at Virginia Tech. As such, the checksheets below reflect the year students entered.

To support the university transition for Undergraduate students from Date of Graduation (DOG) to Date of Entry (DOE) graduation requirements, any student who has not graduated by 2022 will be transitioned to the 2021-2022 catalog program graduation requirements. For example, students who entered during the academic year 2019-2020 will follow the 2021-2022 undergraduate catalog checksheet requirements under the Date of Entry (DOE) requirements. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s Checksheet page.

 Flowcharts of coursework are a more visually appealing way to visualize your coursework during your time at Virginia Tech in CMDA. Below are flowcharts for each of our CMDA options.

Code Trouble with Your Homework?

 The CMDA Computing Consultants are a team of CMDA majors who offer coding help to CMDA students. To check out their hours, locations, and other details about the Computing Consultants’ services, please visit their webpage.

 

Course Offerings

 For information on courses offered in Nanomedicine, please refer to the course catalog.

Scholarships

The Academy of Integrated Science offers the Alice and Luther Hamlett Scholarship to AIS majors, including CMDA, Nanomedicine, Nanoscience, and Systems Biology, each academic year. Students in one of these four majors are automatically considered for these scholarships and there is nothing additional you need to do for consideration. Students who are awarded one of these scholarships will be notified.

We also encourage students to apply for the general scholarships via Scholarship Central through the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid each year