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Virginia Commonwealth University - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The School of Engineering offers a 4 year undergraduate program as well as the MS and PhD degrees. Students may apply to a specific program in the first year, or may enter as an undeclared major. The small size of the School encourages support of undergraduates, and provides opportunities for research at the BS level. The curriculum is team-based, and incorporates business, communication, and interdisciplinary emphases throughout. The admission processes on both the undergraduate and graduate levels are personalized, and located within the School. On the graduate level, thriving research programs are truly interdisciplinary, and take advantage of VCU's outstanding resources in the life sciences, including medical, dental, and pharmacy schools, a comprehensive hospital campus, and the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. The C. Kenneth and Dianne Harris Wright Virginia Microelectronics Center with 2 clean rooms provides opportunities for seminal research and real world experiences for students.