Academics

VMI's academic program offers a rigorous education that includes a broad, four-year core curriculum with carefully selected majors in engineering, science, liberal arts, and social sciences. 

Learning at VMI can take many forms, whether that is in the classroom, marching in Hawaii for Jungle Operations Training, or studying microscopic worms in Florida. 

At VMI, each class averages 11 students which allow professors and cadets to develop meaningful relationships. 

Our award-winning faculty members are known for their expertise, mentorship, commitment to service, and encouragement of undergraduate research. 

They are heavily involved in developing their curriculum and textbooks and partner with cadets for research into a range of topics from the Zika virus to autonomous cars. 

Meanwhile, cadets have the opportunity to work with these same professors in their declared major throughout their education.