This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

CMSC 255. Introduction to Programming. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: calculus-level placement on the VCU Mathematics Placement Test within the one-year period immediately preceding enrollment in the course, or MATH 151 or equivalent. Students are expected to have fundamental computer skills. Introduction to object-oriented programming using Java. Topics include problem-solving, top-down design of algorithms using control structures, methods, arrays, basic I/O, basic concepts of objects and classes in Java, Java classes for manipulating strings, and introduction to program testing, UML notation and integrated development environments. Students may not receive credit for both CMSC 255 and INFO 250.

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in data science

http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/engineering/computer-science/computer-science-bs-concentration-data-science/

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is built on a rigorous, highly concentrated, accredited curriculum of computer science courses, and includes concentrations in cybersecurity, data science and software engineering. The program provides a strong foundation in the discipline and includes advanced study in several important areas of computer science.

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in cybersecurity

http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/engineering/computer-science/computer-science-bs-concentration-cybersecurity/

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is built on a rigorous, highly concentrated, accredited curriculum of computer science courses, and includes concentrations in cybersecurity, data science and software engineering. The program provides a strong foundation in the discipline and includes advanced study in several important areas of computer science.

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in software engineering

http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/engineering/computer-science/computer-science-bs-concentration-software-engineering/

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is built on a rigorous, highly concentrated, accredited curriculum of computer science courses, and includes concentrations in cybersecurity, data science and software engineering. The program provides a strong foundation in the discipline and includes advanced study in several important areas of computer science.

Center for the Study of Biological Complexity

http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/vcu-life-sciences/center-study-biological-complexity/

...2 laboratory hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: CMSC 245 or 255 and BNFO 301 . Capstone course...

Bioinformatics, Master of Science (M.S.)

http://bulletin.vcu.edu/graduate/vcu-life-sciences/center-study-biological-complexity/bioinformatics-ms/

...e.g. CMSC 255 ) and data structures and advanced programming (e.g. CMSC 256 ) Quantitative...