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 256. Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture and 2 laboratory hours. 4 credits. Prerequisite: CMSC 255 with a minimum grade of C; corequisite: CMSC 302. Advanced programming using Java. Topics include introduction to object-oriented design, inheritance, polymorphism, exceptions, interfaces, linked lists, stacks, queues, binary trees, recursion, and basic searching and sorting techniques. Continued focus on program testing and UML notation. Students may not receive credit for both CMSC 256 and INFO 350.

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 255 and 256 ; BNFO 301 , or permission of...

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...