Virginia Commonwealth University

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Virginia Commonwealth University
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Type Public
Established 1838 (1838)
President Michael Rao
Provost Gail Hackett
Rector William M. Ginther
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Campus Urban
Colors Black and gold
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LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19608
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| unknown = | preview = Page using Template:Infobox university with unknown parameter "_VALUE_"|ignoreblank=y | academic_affiliation| academic_affiliations| academic_staff| address| administrative_staff| affiliation| affiliations| athletics| athletics_nickname| athletics_nicknames| budget| campus| caption| chairman| chairperson| chancellor| city| closed| colors| colours| coordinates| coor| country| dean| director| doctoral| embedded| endowment| enrollment| established| faculty| footnotes| former_name| former_names| founder| founders| free| free_label| head| head_label| image| image_alt| image_name| image_size| language| latd| latin_name| latitude| latm| latNS| lats| linkedin| location| logo| logo_alt| logo_size| longd| longEW| longitude| longm| longs| map_size| mascot| mascots| module| motto| motto_lang| mottoeng| name| native_name| native_name_lang| nickname| nrhp| officer_in_charge| other| other_name| other_names| other_students| parent| postalcode| postcode| postgrad| president| principal| province| provost| pushpin_label_position| pushpin_map| pushpin_map_caption| rector| religious_affiliation| sporting_affiliations| sports| sports_nickname| sports_nicknames| staff| state| students| superintendent| type| undergrad| vice_chancellor| vice-president| website| zipcode| }} Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia, United States. The university is organized into 13 schools and one college offering 62 bachelor’s, 72 master’s, 41 doctoral, 47 post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate, and three first-professional degree programs.[1] VCU is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[2] The university enrolled more than 31,000 students, and it ranked 164 among all national universities and 87 among "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[3]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

B.S. in Bioinformatics (with three concentrations)
120 credit hours; available in biological/genomic, computational, and quantitative/statistical tracks
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.csbc.vcu.edu/bioinformatics-programs/undergraduate/


Accelerated B.S. to M.S in Bioinformatics
132 credit hours (?); "...permits selected students majoring in bioinformatics to earn the bachelor of science and master’s degrees in a minimum of five years by taking certain graduate level courses during the senior year of their undergraduate program."
Available online? No
Program URL: http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/vcu-life-sciences/center-study-biological-complexity/bioinformatics-accelerated-bachelors-masters/


M.S. in Bioinformatics
34 credit hours; available with both a thesis and non-thesis option, with non-thesis version leading to professional science master's.
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.csbc.vcu.edu/bioinformatics-programs/graduate/


Ph.D. in Integrative Life Sciences, Bioinformatics and Genomics Concentration
See the degree requirements for more information.
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.csbc.vcu.edu/bioinformatics-programs/graduate/


Additional external links

References

  1. "Facts and Rankings". Virginia Commonwealth University. https://www.vcu.edu/about/facts-and-rankings.html. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup/standard.php. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. "Virginia Commonwealth University". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/vcu-3735. Retrieved 14 December 2016.