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Virginia Commonwealth University Majors

Graduation Statistics

49%

graduate within six years
  • 53% within eight years
  • 24% within four years
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6,496 Graduates
Virginia Commonwealth University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

5,186 Faculty
Full Time
  • 3,155 Instructional
  • 33 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 1,966 Instructional
  • 32 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Jerrod from Centreville, VA
  • 5
  • I currently a student at VCU returning for my sophomore year and I must say that I am excited to get back to Richmond, VA this fall. As an engineering…

  • Jul-20-2009 Read More
  • Janet from Richmond, VA
  • 5
  • I don't have to tell you that VCU is quite a large university. Especially within the first few years here, most of one's classes will be larger lecture classes. Even…

  • Jul-31-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies 7 - -
Area Studies, Other 118 - -
Women's Studies 17 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anatomy - 6 1
Biochemistry - 6 6
Bioinformatics 14 6 -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 284 18 -
Biostatistics - 2 1
Epidemiology - - 1
Human/Medical Genetics - 5 4
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology - 4 14
Pathology/Experimental Pathology - - 1
Pharmacology - 7 8
Physiology, General - 5 4
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 131 27 -
Business Administration and Management, General - 127 -
Business/Commerce, General 367 75 9
Business/Managerial Economics 64 2 -
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 5 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 105 - -
Real Estate 7 - -
Taxation - 6 -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mass Communication/Media Studies 240 125 -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer and Information Sciences, General 36 11 -
Information Science/Studies 111 42 -
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching - 8 -
Art Teacher Education 24 7 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 38 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 7 -
Education, General - 147 23
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 66 -
Health Teacher Education 92 - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - 10 -
Reading Teacher Education - 5 -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 22 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 41 10 7
Chemical Engineering 21 - -
Computer Engineering, General 15 - -
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 42 - -
Engineering, General - 13 21
Engineering, Other - 10 -
Mechanical Engineering 95 - -
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Nanotechnology - - 1
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 9 -
English Language and Literature, General 170 21 -
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult Development and Aging - 7 -
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 78 - -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Athletic Training/Trainer - 8 -
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 35 10 -
Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling - 11 -
Dental Clinical Sciences, General - 21 -
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 28 - -
Dentistry - - 104
Genetic Counseling/Counselor - 5 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - - 9
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 40 1
Medicine - - 187
Nurse Anesthetist - 37 54
Nursing Practice - 82 -
Nursing Science - - 14
Occupational Therapy/Therapist - 45 -
Pharmacy - - 124
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other - 6 13
Physical Therapy/Therapist - - 83
Public Health, General - 25 -
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 24 - -
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 300 - -
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling - 16 -
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor - 40 -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 118 7 -
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 237 25 -
Forensic Science and Technology 82 18 -
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 81 10 -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General 45 17 -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 49 - -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 153 38 2
Natural Sciences - - 6
Neuroscience - - 8
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Studies 45 21 -
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - 1 -
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management - 29 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 28 - -
Religion/Religious Studies 42 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 77 2 8
Physics, General 19 6 -
Physics, Other - 3 2
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Clinical Psychology - - 7
Counseling Psychology - - 4
Psychology, General 415 13 5
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Public Administration - 29 10
Social Work 85 217 5
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 33 - -
Political Science and Government, General 125 - -
Sociology 81 10 -
Urban Studies/Affairs 38 31 -
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 30 4 1
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 31 - -
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 31 - -
Dance, General 10 - -
Design and Applied Arts, Other 36 - -
Design and Visual Communications, General - 12 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 44 17 -
Fashion/Apparel Design 90 - -
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other - 26 -
Graphic Design 45 - -
Illustration 56 - -
Interior Design 25 - -
Music Performance, General 59 4 -
Painting 50 - -
Photography 28 - -
Sculpture 37 - -