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Academic Programs

The Academy of Transdisciplinary Studies is the academic home of some established transdisciplinary minors at Virginia Tech, including the following:

  • Africana Studies;
  • American Indian Studies;
  • Appalachian Cultures and Environments; and
  • Women’s and Gender Studies.

Additionally, the academy is incubating four majors and 16 minors that will be launched in stages in the next few years. These planned curricular offerings and research hubs are managed by working groups that include the following:

  • Asian and Asian American Studies
  • Communicating and Engaging with Science
  • Digital Game Design and Analysis
  • Digital Publishing
  • Displacement Studies
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food Studies
  • Language Sciences
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Tech for Humanity
  • Transdisciplinary Praxis (housed in the Honors College)

The academy is open to proposals from faculty members interested in developing transdisciplinary projects.