VCU Bulletins

VCU Bulletins (catalogs) archives

Bulletins (catalogs) and course descriptions for the current and past years are archived here as PDF files each summer. The archived copy reflects all policies and procedures in effect at the beginning of the stated academic year. They can be easily downloaded and used as reference throughout your enrollment in the university.

The online (HTML) Bulletins site is updated regularly to reflect changes that occur throughout the academic year. University authorities reserve the right to revise policies and procedures as they deem appropriate.

Which year should you use?

Undergraduate and professional students

Students are expected to abide by the rules and procedures listed in the Bulletins that were published at the time of their official admission.

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. 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 program of study was implemented at a later date. Students readmitted to the university will fall under the Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission.

The contents of the effective Bulletin represent the most current information available at the time of publication; however, 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.

Graduate students

These archives contain PDF versions of current and past bulletins (catalogs) that reflect all policies and procedures in effect at the beginning of the stated academic year.

Enrolled students who have maintained continuous enrollment are subject to the curricular requirements of the bulletin in effect at the time of admission, and to subsequent policy changes approved by the University Graduate Council for immediate implementation, which are accessible on the HTML (online) version of the Graduate Bulletin.

Graduate students should contact the Graduate School at any time regarding questions relating to graduate study at VCU.


Note: For all matters regarding an earlier academic year, refer to the appropriate archived Bulletin.


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Last update: 7/3/2015

Created by VCU University Relations

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.