Curriculum for Liberal Education

Before You Begin

The Curriculum for Liberal Education is one of many key elements of your educational experience here at Virginia Tech. We refer to the sum of all of your undergraduate experiences here as VT Pathways for Learning.

VT Pathways for Learning is grounded in our understanding that a well-considered, integrated and engaging series of learning experiences--in and beyond the classroom--forms the basis of a meaningful and holistic undergraduate education. We are committed to providing opportunity, choice, and guidance as our students chart their own paths toward intellectual and personal success, and begin to Invent the Future. VT Pathways encompasses the multiple dimensions of the undergraduate experience, including over seventy possible academic majors and minors, University Studies, the Curriculum for Liberal Education, University Honors, education abroad, undergraduate research, service-learning, programs for first-year students, a wide variety of learning communities, quality academic and career advising, and a rich array of co-curricular opportunities. All of these areas combine to add to the depth and value of your undergraduate education, and together create VT Pathways for Learning.

A Pathway for Learning can be guided by advisors, faculty members, family and parents, but creating a meaningful Pathway requires involvement and initiative on the part of the student. We hope that all Virginia Tech students will consider the totality of their undergraduate education from the very beginning, dream big, and take personal responsibility for the quality of their college experience.