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You can earn a technology specialization — without being a tech major

The VCU College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science now offers a Fundamentals of Computing specialization (CMSC 191) that is open to all VCU undergraduates regardless of major.*

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To earn the specialization, students complete four courses:

Introduction to Computing (prerequisite)

Software Engineering and Web Development

Data Science Skills

Cybersecurity Skills

Students who complete three of the four courses (intro to computing, data science and cybersecurity skills) are eligible for:

  • The Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) Digital Technology Credential, which gives students exclusive advantages with companies in the Capital Region, including Capital One, Ernst & Young, FIS, S&P Global, Washington Gas and Northrop Grumman
  • A digital badge that can be posted to LinkedIn and added to resumes

Ask your adviser about fitting the Fundamentals of Computing specialization into YOUR degree planning.

Or, sign up today through E-services. Search Computer Science and register for CMSC 191.

*Except computer science majors and minors