Curriculum

Undergraduate level

Please note: Depending on intended major of study and math placement assessment results, e.g., ALEKS score, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary.

Business

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 151 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
ECON 210 3 1 4
INSC 201 3 1 4
Subtotal 17 3  
Total     20 hours per week

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 151 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
ECON 210 3 1 4
INSC 201 3 1 4
Subtotal 17 3 ---
Total --- --- 20 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200 4 --- 4
UNIV 102 1 --- 1
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
ECON 211 3 1 4
INTL 101 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

Semester one
Note: in semester one of the three-semester undergraduate GSSP, students undertake a mixture of non-credit, i.e., Integrated Academic Skills course, concurrently with credit-bearing coursework, which counts towards the curricular requirements of the certified degree.

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
Integrated Academic Skills --- 12 12
MATH 151 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Subtotal 5 12 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200 4 --- 4
UNIV 102 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
ECON 210 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

Semester three

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
ECON 211 3 1 4
INSC 201 3 1 4
ANTH 103 3 1 4
Subtotal 12 3 ---
Total --- --- 15 hours per week

Biomedical engineering, chemical and life science engineering

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
CHEM 101** 3 1 4
CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
BIOL 151*** 3 1 4
BIOZ 151 1 --- 1
Subtotal 16 2 ---
Total --- --- 18 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200
** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above
*** BIOL 151 and CHEM 101 must be taken in the same term

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
CHEM 101** 3 1 4
CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
BIOL 151*** 3 1 4
BIOZ 151 1 --- 1
Subtotal 16 2 ---
Total --- --- 18 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200
** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above
*** BIOL 151 and CHEM 101 must be taken in the same term

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 201 4 --- 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
CHEM 102 3 1 4
CHEZ 102 1 --- 1
BIOL 101**** 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2  
Total     16 hours per week

****Students pursuing pre-med should take BIOL 152/BIOZ 152 instead of BIOL 101

Semester one
Note: in semester one of the three-semester undergraduate GSSP, students undertake a mixture of non-credit, i.e., Integrated Academic Skills course, concurrently with credit-bearing coursework, which counts towards the curricular requirements of the certified degree.

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Academic skills development --- 12 12
Subtotal 5 12  
Total     17 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 201 4 --- 4
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
CHEM 101** 3 1 4
CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
BIOL 151*** 3 1 4
BIOZ 151 1 --- 1
Subtotal 15 2  
Total     17 hours per week

** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above
*** BIOL 151 and CHEM 101 must be taken in the same term

Semester three

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 301 3 1 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
CHEM 102 3 1 4
CHEZ 102 1 --- 1
BIOL 101**** 3 1 4
Subtotal 13 3  
Total     16 hours per week

****Students pursuing pre-med should take BIOL 152/BIOZ 152 instead of BIOL 101

Electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
CHEM 101** 3 1 4
CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
INSC 201 3 1 4
Subtotal 15 2 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200
** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
CHEM 101** 3 1 4
CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
INSC 201 3 1 4
Subtotal 15 2 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200
** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 201 4 --- 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
PHYS 207 5 --- 5
SOCY 101 3 1 4
Subtotal 15 1 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

Semester one
Note: in semester one of the three-semester undergraduate GSSP, students undertake a mixture of non-credit, i.e., Integrated Academic Skills course, concurrently with credit-bearing coursework, which counts towards the curricular requirements of the certified degree.

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Academic skills development --- 12 ---
Subtotal 5 12 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 201 4 --- 4
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
CHEM 101** 3 1 4
CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above

Semester three

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 301 3 1 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
PHYS 207 5 --- 5
PHIL 201 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

Computer science

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
INSC 201 3 1 4
SOCY 101 3 1 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
INSC 201 3 1 4
SOCY 101 3 1 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 201 4 --- 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
BIOL 151 or CHEM 101** 3 1 4
BIOZ 151 or CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
ANTH 103 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2  
Total     16 hours per week

** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above

Semester one
Note: in semester one of the three-semester undergraduate GSSP, students undertake a mixture of non-credit, i.e., Integrated Academic Skills course, concurrently with credit-bearing coursework, which counts towards the curricular requirements of the certified degree.

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200* 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Academic skills development --- 12 12
Subtotal 5 12 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

* Pending math placement score = MATH 200

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 201 4 --- 4
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
BIOL 151 or CHEM 101** 3 1 4
BIOZ 151 or CHEZ 101 1 --- 1
ANTH 103 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2  
Total     16 hours per week

** Requires MATH 151 math placement or above

Semester three

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
STAT 212 3 1 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
BIOL 152 or CHEM 102 3 1 4
BIOZ 152 or CHEZ 102 1 --- 1
SOCY 101 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 3 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

Humanities and sciences

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 151 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
INSC 201 3 1 4
POLI 103 3 1 4
Subtotal 17 3  
Total     20 hours per week

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 151 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
INSC 201 3 1 4
POLI 103 3 1 4
Subtotal 17 3  
Total     20 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200 4 --- 4
UNIV 102 1 --- 1
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
ECON 210 3 1 4
INTL 101 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

Semester one
Note: in semester one of the three-semester undergraduate GSSP, students undertake a mixture of non-credit, i.e., Integrated Academic Skills course, concurrently with credit-bearing coursework, which counts towards the curricular requirements of the certified degree.

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
Integrated Academic Skills --- 12 12
MATH 151 4 --- 4
UNIV 101 1 --- 1
Subtotal 5 12 ---
Total --- --- 17 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MATH 200 4 --- 4
UNIV 102 1 --- 1
UNIV 111 3 --- 3
SOCY 101 3 1 4
INSC 201 3 1 4
Subtotal 14 2 ---
Total --- --- 16 hours per week

Semester three

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
STAT 210 3 1 4
UNIV 112 3 --- 3
ECON 210 3 1 4
INTL 101 3 1 4
Subtotal 12 3 ---
Total --- --- 15 hours per week

Graduate level

Business

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
ACCT 406* 3 1 4
ACCT 662 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

*ACCT 406 is an undergraduate, prerequisite course, which is required of all students in the program and does not apply to the master’s degree requirements. All international students in the program are required to take this course.

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
SCMA 648 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 3 9  
Total     12 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students may have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
FIRE 520 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 3 9  
Total     12 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
FIRE 654 3 1 4
FIRE 623 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students may have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MKTG 671 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 3 9  
Total     12 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
MKTG 672 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 3 9  
Total     12 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students may have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Engineering

Note: pending SCHEV approval

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
EGRB 601 3 1 4
EGRB 602 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
EGRB 690 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 3 9  
Total     12 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
CLSE 650 3 1 4
CLSE 654 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
CLSE 655 3 1 4
CLSE 656 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
CMSC 501 3 1 4
CMSC 603 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
CMSC 622 3 1 4
CMSC 635 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
EGRE 535 3 1 4
EGRE 553 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
EGRE 632 3 1 4
EGRE 636 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
EGMN 605 3 1 4
EGMN 606 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
EGMN 610 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 3 9  
Total     12 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Semester one

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
PADM 601 3 1 4
PADM 623 3 1 4
GSSP 501 --- 4 4
GSSP 502 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Semester two

CourseCredit hoursAdditional classroom/contact hoursTotal classroom hours
PADM 602 3 1 4
PADM 624 3 1 4
GSSP 503 --- 4 4
GSSP 504 --- 4 4
Subtotal 6 10  
Total     16 hours per week

Depending on intended graduate program of study, actual for-credit course selection(s) may vary. Also, depending on student academic credentials (i.e., prerequisite courses), students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours towards their VCU master’s degree program.