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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 that is open to all VCU undergraduates regardless of major.*

To earn the specialization, students complete four courses:

CMSC 191: Intro to Computing (prerequisite)

CMSC 320: Software Engineering and Web Development

CMSC 330: Data Science Skills

CMSC 340: Cybersecurity Skills

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Students who complete the prerequisite course and both Data Science Skills and Cybersecurity Skills are eligible for:

  • The Capital CoLab Digital Technology Credential, which gives students exclusive hiring advantages with companies in the Capital Region, including Capital One, Ernst & Young, FIS, S&P Global, Washington Gas and Northrop Grumman

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

Or, sign up today through E-services.

*Except computer science majors and minors