The mission of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is to understand, through acts of creation, design, construction, and analysis, the forces that give meaning and value to the built environments that shape our lives.
Offering degrees from bachelor’s to Ph.D., our four nationally ranked schools span art, architecture, construction, and policy, and house 2,200 students from 30 countries.
CAUS students invent creative, sustainable solutions to global problems, working directly with faculty, community, and industry partners.
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With degree programs that are regularly ranked among the best in the country, the School of Architecture + Design provides design education from bachelor’s through Ph.D. Working alongside nationally renowned faculty, classmates, and community and industry partners, A+D students envision and create the future of smart, sustainable design.
Combining the strengths of Virginia Tech’s top-ranked College of Architecture and Urban Studies and College of Engineering, MLSoC offers students a uniquely comprehensive education to tackle construction challenges of the 21st century. With 100 percent job placement and multiple offers, graduates are well-prepared to lead the future of construction.
The School of Public and International Affairs prepares students to model the practice of good governance that we expect of government, to offer insight and support for the most pressing policy questions of our time, and to be a voice for public service and the importance of research and knowledge in the policy-making process.
SOVA students and faculty are artistic leaders shaping the age of technology. Our programs combine the study of art in its historical and traditional contexts with the exploration and ability to apply it as a powerful tool in our Digital Age. Students emerge with the skills and portfolios to thrive in many fields.
CAUS has a longstanding tradition of community service and global outreach. At home and abroad, faculty and students engage in research projects, coursework, service, and travel experiences that fulfill Virginia Tech’s global land grant mission and embody the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I may Serve). Over 62% of CAUS undergraduate students travel abroad — the highest percentage at Virginia Tech. [ Click Here for more information ]