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Minors

The College of Engineering hosts several minor programs of study for undergraduate students.

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Minors Within the College of Engineering 

A “minor” is a group of courses from a particular discipline/specialty area. Checksheets (or a list of all required courses) for all minors offered at the university can be found on the Registrar's website.  The College of Engineering minors and requirements to declare each minor are listed below.

To officially declare a COE minor, students must complete the COE Minor Application, which is available at the end of spring, end of summer, and end of fall. Specific dates can be located here: https://www.eng.vt.edu/em


Engineering Minors

Biomedical Engineering
Enrolled in a degree-granting engineering major;
Minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA
Contact: Amanda Sandridge

Computer Science
End of Spring 2021 and End of Summer 2021:
Enrolled in a degree-granting major
Completed one of the following CS courses at Virginia Tech with a minimum grade of a C (CS 1114, CS 2114*, CS 2505**, or CS 3114)

End of Fall 2021 and beyond:
Enrolled in a degree-granting major
Completed one of the following CS courses at Virginia Tech with a minimum grade of a C (CS 2114* or CS 2505**)

*   ECE 2574 or ECE 3514 can be used as a substitution for CS 2114
** ECE 2564 can be used as a substitute for CS 2505
Contact: Ruth Labbe Hale

Cybersecurity 
Complete CS 3214 (C or better) or ECE 3574 (C- or better)
Contact: Joe Tront

Engineering Science and Mechanics
No requirements
ContactAmanda Sandridge

Green Engineering
No requirements
Contact: Sean McGinnis

Human-Computer Interaction
Enrolled in a degree-granting major
ContactRuth Labbe Hale

Innovation
No requirements
Contact: Dr. Lisa McNair

Interdisciplinary Engineering and Science (Scieneering)
No requirements
Contact: Christi Boone

Naval Engineering
No requirements
Contact: Dr. Alan Brown

Nuclear Engineering
No requirements
Contact: Dr. Linda Vick