Academy Programs

Our programs in the Academy of Integrated Science were designed with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to develop both critical thinking and practical skills that meet the demands of the continuously evolving, emerging technologies and information in the 21st century. Each division is transdisciplinary, directed by a pedagogy based in experiential learning and a systems-approach to problem solving and discovery.  

No matter the program you choose, an education through the Academy of Integrated Science will give you the perspective, knowledge, and drive to build uncommon solutions to the common challenges our time. 


B.S. in Computational Modeling
& Data Analytics

The B.S. in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) is Virginia Tech's big data degree.  

CMDA students can combine mathematics, statistics, and computer science to solve important practical problems in applications like social network analysis, homeland security, infectious diseases, cancer therapy, and tsunami prediction.


Major in Nanomedicine

The Nanomedicine major, the only such major in the U.S., prepares students to apply nanomaterials and nanoscale devices to the treatment, diagnosis, monitoring, and control of diseases.

Nanomedicine students can combine knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics 
with understanding of materials at the nanoscale in order to improve human and animal health.


B.S. and Minor in Nanoscience

The Nanoscience degree program, one of only two in the U.S. at the undergraduate level, prepares students for careers in nanoscale industries. Our graduates are ready to contribute to and lead cutting-edge research and development in some of the most important and profitable industries in the world: information technology, communications, drug development, imaging, and environmental technology.

The interdisciplinary degree in Nanoscience will empower you to work on the world’s biggest problems - at the smallest level!

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B.S. and Minor in Systems Biology

The Systems Biology program at Virginia Tech is delivered by scientists actively involved in research in bioinformatics and network modeling.

By bringing concepts and skills from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics and computer science to bear on current problems in health, agriculture and biotechnology, students are prepared to apply knowledge across disciplinary boundaries to improve the quality of human life.


Integrated Science Curriculum

Through a 30 credit, 2 year course sequence, the Integrated Science Curriculum (ISC) covers the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and biology integrated with each other and with calculus, linear algebra, and statistics. ISC employs a collaborative, active-learning style environment emphasizing teamwork, skills acquisition, independent thought, and creativity.

Modern science is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary and collaborative. ISC will prepare you now for the future of science.


Minor: Science, Technology, & Law

In the 21st century, we are faced with complex challenges that require an understanding of the legal, societal, and ethical considerations in the development of and access to intellectual property.

The Science, Technology, and Law program, and the undergraduate “Science, Engineering, & Law” minor housed within it, seek to give students the critical thinking skills required to successfully engage with this brave new world