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High School Graduates

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has the responsibility of offering admission to all freshmen desiring enrollment at Virginia Tech. Please contact this office for admission information and requirements.

Many high school students enter Virginia Tech with Advanced Placement credit. The complete list of AP exam scores required for credit is available from the University Registrar.

Community College Graduates / Transfer Students

We welcome students entering our program from the Virginia Community College System as well as from other four-year colleges and universities. We work closely with Virginia community colleges to ensure that students will make the transition to Virginia Tech with minimum disruptions.  

Because every student's case is different please contact: Dr. Robert Bush or Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp for more information about transferring into our program.

Students Already at Virginia Tech

Declare/Change a Major:

Students within CNRE or other College at Virginia Tech wishing to change their major should follow the following steps: 

  1. Meet with an SBIO academic advisor in to discuss your plans before you begin the change-of-major paperwork.
  2. After you meet with an advisor, you should complete the Change of Major/Minor form and obtain the necessary signatures.
  3. Submit the completed form to Teresa Quesinberry in 138 Cheatham Hall.
  4. Check Hokie Spa in a few weeks to ensure that the changes are correct and to learn the name of your new advisor in CNRE.

Add Minor:

Students wishing to complete a minor in Packaging Science should use the Change Major/Minor Form and submit it to Ms. Teresa Quesinberry in 138 Cheatham Hall.

For more information please visit the website of the Academic Programs Office or contact either Dr. Robert Bush or Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp.

Academic Advisors


Audrey Zink-Sharp
230 Cheatham Hall
(540) 231-8176

    Robert Bush

Robert J. Bush
230 Cheatham Hall
(540) 231-8834

Featured Courses

Principles of Packaging (Fall)

SBIO 2104  No Prerequisites

Principles of Packaging is an easy and fun way to learn about the third largest industry. The class includes industry presentations, hands-on projects, and plant tours.

Computer-Aided Design in Packaging (Spring)

SBIO 2004 (19563) No Prerequisites

During the class, we are using state-of-the-art packaging design software suites including ESKO ArtiosCAD, ESKO Studio Suite, and CAPE to develop package designs using an integrated systems based approach.


Contact Us

Phone: (540) 231-7107
Fax: (540) 231-8868

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