Courses

Preparing Future Faculty and Leaders and Entrepreneurs Academy course offerings are available through the VCU Schedule of Classes.

Preparing Future Faculty courses

GRAD 601 The Academic Profession
Semester course, two lecture hours, two credits, fall semester.

GRAD 602 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Semester course, two lecture hours, two credits, spring semester.

OVPR 603 Responsible Conduct of Research
Short course, one lecture hour, one credit, fall semester.

GRAD 604 Teaching, Learning, Technology and the Future of Higher Education
Semester course, two lecture hours, two credits, spring semester.

GRAD 605 Professional Specialty Seminar
Short course, one lecture hour, one credit, spring semester.
Prerequisites: GRAD 601, GRAD 602. Registration by permission of the program only. Email pffprogram@vcu.edu to request enrollment.

GRAD 606 Internship/Externship in Professional Teaching
Intern course, three credits, offered in fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Prerequisites: GRAD 601, GRAD 602, OVPR 603, and GRAD 604 or GRAD 605.

GRAD 610 Career and Professional Development Planning for Graduate Students
Semester course (7-weeks), two lecture hours, one credit, fall and spring semesters.

GRAD 614 Introduction to Grant Writing
Semester course, one lecture hour, one credit, fall and spring semesters.

GRAD 615 Biomedical Science Careers Seminar
Semester course, one lecture hour, one credit, fall semester.

GRAD 616 Becoming an Entrepreneur
Semester course, one lecture hour, one credit, fall and spring semesters.

GRAD 691 Topics in Graduate Education
Variable lecture hours. Variable credit. 

GRAD 693 Graduate Internship
Semester course; variable hours (60 hours per credit). 1-9 credits.

GRAD 697 Directed Research
Semester course; 3, 6 research hours. 3, 6 credits.

Leaders and Entrepreneurs Academy courses

GRAD 610 Career and Professional Development Planning for Graduate Students
Semester course, two lecture hours per week for seven weeks, one credit, fall and spring semesters

GRAD 611 Professional and Personal Development
Semester course, two lecture hours, two credits, spring semester.

GRAD 612 Oral Presentation Skill-building for Career Professionals
Semester course, one lecture hour, one credit, spring semester.

GRAD 614 Introduction to Grant Writing
Semester course, two lecture hours per week for eight weeks, one credit, fall semester.

GRAD 615 Biomedical Science Careers Seminar Series
Semester course, one lecture hour, one credit, fall semester.

GRAD 616 Becoming an Entrepreneur
Semester course, two lecture hours per week for eight weeks, one credit, fall semester.

GRAD 617 Biomedical Sciences Projects in the Community
Semester course, 1 lecture hour and 1 service-learning/laboratory hour, 2 credits, spring semester.

GRAD 693 Graduate Internship
Semester course; variable hours (60 hours per credit). 1-9 credits.

GRAD 697 Directed Research
Semester course; 3, 6 research hours. 3, 6 credits.