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.

VCU offers a number of accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree programs that allow academically talented undergraduate students to earn both degrees in a minimum of five years by taking approved graduate-level courses during the senior year of their undergraduate program. Accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s programs must be approved by both the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the University Graduate Council. Descriptions for accelerated programs are presented in the Undergraduate Bulletin and can be viewed on the opportunities tab of the participating programs.

Graduate programs that participate in the accelerated opportunities include the following:

  • M.A. in Art History
  • M.S. in Bioinformatics
  • M.S. in Biology
  • M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. in Business
  • M.S. in Chemistry
  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Decision Analytics (M.D.A.)
  • M.A. in Economics
  • M.S. in Engineering
  • M.A. in English
  • Master of Environmental Studies (M.Envs.)
  • M.S. in Forensic Science
  • M.S. in Gerontology
  • M.S. in Health and Movement Sciences
  • M.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • M.S. in Information Systems
  • M.S. in Mathematical Sciences
  • M.S. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • M.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • M.S. in Physics and Applied Physics
  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • M.S. in Sociology
  • Master of Supply Chain Analytics (M.S.C.M.)