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AcademicsInformation SystemsPost-baccalaureate certificate in information systems

The post-baccalaureate certificate in information systems is designed for students who hold bachelor’s degrees in fields other than information systems. You’ll study data analytics, systems analysis and design, project management, computer programming, cyber ethics, networking and web development. These skills are well-received in the business community and governmental organizations.


Through this program, you’ll earn 30 hours of credit beyond a bachelor’s degree. Our curriculum includes eight required courses and two advanced electives of your choice. Because of prerequisites, you should not expect to take more than 12 credit hours each semester. Expect the certificate to take at least three semesters to complete.

Program and degree requirements
Curriculum summary

Academic regulations for School of Business post-baccalaureate undergraduate certificates

Career opportunities

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Dominion
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    • Altria
    • Capital One
    • VCU School of Business
  • Careers in the field:
    • Business systems analyst
    • Data analyst
    • Application/systems developer
    • IT project manager
    • Web designer

Contact us

Admissions Contact
Claudia Hicks
Post-baccalaureate certificate programs coordinator
Snead Hall, Room B1100
(804) 828-4998

Faculty Advisor
Mike McGarry

Department of Information Systems
Snead Hall, Room B4210
(804) 828-1737

For information about our programs, faculty and industry connections, visit the information systems department page.

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