This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. 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.


Virginia Commonwealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. VCU also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of VCU may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

Academic program accreditation

See the college/schools for detailed information about program accreditation.

Specialized program accreditation or certification

Campus Police

Police Department
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

Police Academy
Certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Division of Student Affairs

University Counseling Services
American Psychological Association

Student Health Services
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

Hospital accreditation

VCU Health System
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations