University description (as per official university website)
Virginia Commonwealth University is the largest university in Virginia and ranks among the top 100 universities in the country in sponsored research. Located on two downtown campuses in Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 32,000 students in 205 certificate and degree programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-five of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCUís 15 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University compose the VCU Medical Center, one of the nationís leading academic medical centers.
Programs of study:
VCU offers a long list of programs in a variety of subject areas.
College of Humanities and Sciences
With degree programs ranging from biology and forensic science, to international and urban studies, to cultural anthropology and interdisciplinary studies, the College of Humanities and Sciences offers a wide choice of majors as well as other programs to prepare you for various careers, including those in the health sciences and law.
School of the Arts
VCUís School of the Arts is one of the largest and most comprehensive art schools in the U.S. The only state-supported professional school of the arts in the South, the VCU School of the Arts is one of few in the country offering a professional curriculum within a combined academic and professional environment. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the School of the Arts as one of the top six art schools in the nation.
School of Business
The VCU School of Business offers an undergraduate program with a strong liberal arts base, and a large number of majors and tracks from which to choose. The School of Business prepares students for successful careers and lifelong learning and provides management education firmly grounded in technology, interdisciplinary teamwork and global perspectives.
School of Education
The VCU School of Education offers programs at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, masterís , post-masterís and doctoral levels. The school is committed to excellence in the initial preparation and continuing development of professionals for leadership, teaching, service and scholarly inquiry in culturally diverse settings.
School of Engineering
The VCU School of Engineering prepares future engineers and computer scientists to become leaders in their fields. The school offers programs in chemical and life science engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and biomedical engineering, the first undergraduate program of its kind in Virginia.
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Housed within the College of Humanities and Sciences, the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, in addition to post-baccalaureate and graduate certificate programs, in the areas of criminal justice, homeland security and emergency preparedness, political science, public policy, administration and management, sociology, and urban studies and geography.
School of Mass Communications
Housed within the College of Humanities and Sciences, the VCU School of Mass Communications prepares you for careers in the mass media and related fields and encourages high standards of ethical and journalistic performance. The required courses in the school provide a broad educational base and instruct you in the techniques of mass communication. The School of Mass Communications offers a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications with a specialization in one of three sequences ó advertising, journalism or public relations.
School of Nursing
The VCU School of Nursing works within the Richmond community to address public health needs, developing creative models to prepare students for their future and promoting leadership, practice and scholarship. The skills and knowledge of faculty, staff and students from