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How To Check Pathways Progress

Pathways General Education are comprised of seven core learning concepts that include the skills, knowledge, tools, and perspective which every Virginia Tech student will engage in before graduation.


Pathways General Education Concepts

Pathway 1: Discourse
Pathway 2: Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Pathway 3: Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Pathway 4: Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Pathway 5: Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Pathway 6: Critique and Practices in Design and the Arts
Pathway 7: Critical Analysis of Identify and Equity in the United States
(Note: Pathways 7 courses can count for two Pathways if the course is listed as both a Pathway 7 and another Pathways concept).

Finding Your Pathways

Step 1: Access your Unofficial Transcript on Hokie Spa.
Hokie Spa > Transcripts and Certifications Menu > View Unofficial Transcript

Step 2:  Determine if a course you have completed or plan to take is a Pathways course by using the Pathways Guide (Alphabetical) for your entering year and searching for the VT course equivalent. Note: Not all courses fulfill a Pathway requirement.

Step 3:  Use the Pathways to General Education chart on page 2 of your intended engineering major's graduation requirements to record your completed and planned Pathways courses.