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Virginia Tech Historical Data Book, Section 4.3:
Special Programs

Cooperative Education Program - Adopted by board of visitors in April 1952. Initiated at Norfolk Branch in June 1952; initiated at Blacksburg campus in September 1952. Initially offered programs in civil, electrical, chemical, industrial, metallurgical, and mechanical engineering. The program was extended to graduate students (in industrial engineering) in January 1965.

Honors Program - Begun on freshman level in fall 1965; extended to all classes in fall 1970.

Pass-Fail System - An elective pass-fail system for certain courses was begun in fall 1969.

Study Abroad Program - Begun in summer 1967 (initially in Mexico, Germany, and Russia).


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