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

The VCU College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science offers a Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing. This resume-boosting certificate is open to working professionalsand all VCU undergraduates who are non-computer science majors.

Earn this certificate by completing just four courses:

CMSC 210: Computers and Programming (30 credit hours NOT required to enroll in this course. Get started right away.)*

CMSC 320: Software Engineering and Web Development

CMSC 330: Data Science Skills*

CMSC 340: Cybersecurity Skills*

View the Course Descriptions

To pursue a certificate in Fundamentals of Computing, current VCU students must:

  • Meet the admissions requirements listed in the bulletin (30 credit hours not required to enroll in CMSC 210)
  • 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.