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Computing on the cutting edge

Build programs to solve complex problems - and drive the future.

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Fundamentals of Computing

Fundamentals of Computing

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Department of Computer Science

Computer science is a discipline that works with processing information in digital computers — and possibly quantum computers in the future. It is the integration of principles and technologies required to collect, store, access and process information. In general, computer science focuses on designing algorithms for solving complex problems. The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Computer Science (CS) covers core areas of computer science with a focus on data science and cybersecurity. Computer science graduates are in high demand and enjoy excellent employment opportunities after graduation.

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2020 Henry A. McGee Lecture

5:00 PM–6:00 PM

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Capital CoLAB Career Chat Webinar

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

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04/22/2020 11:00:58 EDT

Capital CoLAB Career Chat Webinar

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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05/28/2020 15:30:58 EDT

DERI Symposium

3:30 PM–5:00 PM

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10/10/2020 07:00:00 EDT

VCU Open House

7:00 AM–3:00 PM

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10/31/2020 07:00:46 EDT

VCU Open House

7:00 AM–3:00 PM

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