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Undergraduate study

Effective bulletin

The Undergraduate bulletin documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern education in the undergraduate degree programs at VCU. In-depth descriptions of each undergraduate degree program are provided in the individual school and program sections of this bulletin, available in PDF format. Updates to the online bulletin are made throughout the year, while the bulletin archives contain the PDFs that serve as effective bulletins for enrolled students.

The bulletin for the academic year a student enters or re-enters a degree program identifies the curriculum degree requirements for that student. Students in continuous enrollment may fulfill the curriculum degree requirements of the bulletin for the year they entered VCU or choose to be subject to the curriculum degree requirements articulated in a subsequent bulletin. Subsequent bulletins can be chosen throughout a student’s academic career. In either case, students must fulfill all curriculum degree requirements listed in the bulletin they choose.

A student’s effective bulletin will remain in effect until the degree is awarded. Change in academic program (major, concentration, minor) will not result in a change in effective bulletin unless the student chooses to be subject to the curriculum degree requirements articulated in a subsequent bulletin.

Students readmitted to the university will fall under the bulletin in effect at the time of readmission. At the discretion of the school dean, department chair or program head, degree requirements may be waived and/or previously taken courses may be substituted for requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

The contents of this bulletin represent the most current information available at the time of publication. However, during the period of time covered by this bulletin, it is reasonable to expect changes to be made with respect to this information without prior notice. Thus, the provisions of this bulletin are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the university (or any of its divisions) and the student.

All rules and regulations set forth in this bulletin will apply until further notice. The university reserves the right to make changes including, but not limited to, changes in courses of study, fees, rules, regulations, programs, faculty and staff, and classification of students, whenever university authorities, in their sole discretion, deem it appropriate, expedient or wise to do so.


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Last update: 8/25/2009

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The VCU Bulletin is in transition! As we move from this first iteration of our online Bulletin to a new product and process, what you find on this website is information for the 2014-15 academic year.

While much of the curricular information remains the same, changes that were approved with the effective date of fall 2015 will not be reflected on this website. Prospective students may wish to contact the school or department that administers their program of interest in order to discuss the most current curriculum and concentration options.

Enrolled students who are completing their studies under an effective Bulletin may continue to access the archives at, where past Bulletins are available to reference or download.

Our anticipated launch of the new VCU Bulletin is July 2015. To follow our progress, visit the new Bulletin blog.