Our Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Building Construction

The BC undergraduate program focuses on the business and process of making buildings, and the performance of buildings including operations, finance, energy, and sustainability. These degree options are meant to better equip construction industry professionals with the necessary tools for excellence in all phases of the built environment.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering & Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry.

Bachelor of Science in Real Estate

Virginia Tech brings together the strengths of six colleges to offer an interdisciplinary degree program in real estate that combines the best of real estate theory and industry practice. Within these six colleges, we offer courses in finance, marketing, residential property management, real estate law, and real estate appraisal. These core courses build teamwork and leadership skills, give students a comprehensive industry perspective, and provide practical experience under the mentorship of faculty and industry professionals.

Double Major in Real Estate and Building Construction

Real Estate majors may choose to double major with many of the other majors offered at Virginia Tech. Some examples are listed below, but this list is not inclusive of all possibilities. Contact Ashley Clark for more information. Students pursuing a double major will meet with an academic advisor from each program to review their plan of study regularly.

Minor in Construction

The Department of Building Construction now offers a 28 credit Construction Minor to any student enrolled in a degree-granting major outside of Myers-Lawson School of Construction.

Minor in Real Estate

The Real Estate minor is managed by the Program in Real Estate. Please contact Ashley Clark for more information regarding course and graduation requirements, applying to the minor, and course registration.

Master of Science in Building Construction Science and Management

The Master of Science in Building Construction at Virginia Tech is awarded at completion of 32 credit hours. The degree offers the opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized areas related to building design, construction, and operations over a broad range of scales, providing the basis for diverse career paths and/or entry into a Ph.D. level program.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering (MSCE) can be undertaken with a research orientation (through the preparation of a thesis), or it can be accomplished through a non-thesis path which includes more extensive coursework and may include a project and report. The MS CE degree has been designed to prepare students for an advanced degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction engineering and management.

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Design & Planning (EDP)

The Department of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction offers an Environmental Design and Planning (EDP) degree, which prepares doctoral students with the professional and academic skills to address the challenges of creating and maintaining tomorrow's built environment. The Doctor of Philosophy degree offers the opportunity for advanced study and research in specialized areas relating to building design, construction, operations, and end-of-life-cycle, providing the basis to contribute to the construction field from positions in either industry or academia.

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. students in the Civil Engineering Construction track must complete an approved program of study comprising a minimum of 90 credit hours of graduate study beyond the baccalaureate. Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering have satisfactorily completed a Master of Science Degree in either Civil Engineering or in Environmental Engineering. Students may enter this program from other engineering curricula or from areas outside of engineering, as outlined for the Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.

Doctoral IGEP in BioBuild

The BioBuild Program is an interdisciplinary graduate education program (IGEP) at Virginia Tech. The purpose of IGEPs is to promote and sustain interdisciplinary graduate education and research at Virginia Tech.  Each IGEP addresses a major fundamental problem or complex societal issue requiring an interdisciplinary team of scholars. In case of the BioBuild Program, there are currently five faculty part of the leadership group of the program.