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Virginia Commonwealth University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Richmond, VA

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Illustration
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Health Administration, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Master of Business Administration, Master of Art Education, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Dentistry
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Sociology
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dentistry
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Human Genetics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interior Design
  • Media Studies
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Urban Education

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