Illustration of a keyboard with Fundamentals of Computing written next to it

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.*

Thomas Levine playing saxophone at Emilio’s.
Meet a music major who found job skills — and creative inspiration — in a new computer science course.

To earn the specialization, students complete four courses:

Computers and Programming (prerequisite)

Software Engineering and Web Development

Data Science Skills

Cybersecurity Skills

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