Online course fees have been waived for fall 2020 and spring 2021
The additional online course fee that is normally assessed to online courses is being waived for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Tuition and other fees are still being assessed at the standard rates.
You can earn a technology certificate — without being a tech major
The VCU College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science now offers a new Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing that is open to all VCU undergraduates regardless of major.*
To earn the specialization, students complete four courses:
CMSC 210: Computers and Programming (prerequisite)*
CMSC 320: Software Engineering and Web Development
CMSC 330: Data Science Skills*
CMSC 340: Cybersecurity Skills*
You’ll also earn a digital badge that can be posted to LinkedIn and added to your resume.
*Students who complete three of the four courses (Computers and Programming, Cybersecurity Skills and Data Science Skills) are eligible for
- The Capital CoLAB Digital Technology Generalist Credential, which gives students exclusive hiring advantages with companies in the Capital Region. Learn more about this credential and which companies offer exclusive internship and hiring advantages.
To pursue a certificate in Fundamentals of Computing, current VCU students must:
- Meet the admissions requirements listed in the bulletin
- Submit a Change of Major form with “Fundamentals of Computing” as your secondary major
- Register through eServices
To enroll without pursuing the certificate, simply register through eServices.
Register through the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education
Register through eServices
*Except computer science majors and minors