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.

The minimum course requirements, rules of admission to degree candidacy (as appropriate to degree level), language requirements, thesis or dissertation requirements for graduate degrees, comprehensive examinations, transfer of credits and the like are specified for each program on the individual program pages on this website. Additionally, many schools, programs and departments maintain websites and publish special brochures, student manuals and program guides that may be requested from the appropriate dean or program director.

All degree requirements are based on the official curriculum as approved by the university-level curriculum committees and as published in the effective VCU Bulletin of record. Degree Works is a self-service tool for students and advisers, and it is the official means used to confirm that students have completed requirements for graduation. Note: Degree Works may not be available to first-professional students or applicable to those programs.