What is an undergraduate certificate?
An undergraduate certificate is a set of courses you take in addition to your primary degree. These courses are meant to broaden your skills in a specific area of interest in addition to what you are studying as part of your major. For example, if you are a Psychology major and are accepted to our Product Innovation program, you would graduate with a B.S in Psychology and a Certificate in Product Innovation. You can think of a certificate as a more formal version of a minor.
How do I get a da Vinci Center certificate?
You must be accepted to VCU to apply to our certificate programs. Accepted students who are undeclared majors are welcome to apply.
Once you are a VCU student here are the steps:
1. Complete the application Register for INNO 200, if you have not taken it already (Venture Creation & Product Innovation ONLY)
2. Complete an interview, you will be contacted by daVinci Center Staff via email to set this up (Venture Creation & Product Innovation students ONLY)
3. Wait for application review by our academic director
4. Be on the lookout for an email with our decision
The VCU da Vinci Center offers the following undergraduate programs:
- Undergraduate Certificate in Product Innovation
- Undergraduate Certificate in Venture Creation
- VCU Innovate Living Learning Program