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UR Coding Boot Camp

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies, in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, offers a 24-week full stack UR Coding Boot Camp that prepares students to become web developers. This classroom-based program meets on the University of Richmond campus. UR Coding Boot Camp is a part-time program with convenient evening and weekend sessions tailored to the needs of working adults and full-time students.

Program of Study

The curriculum incorporates a blend of high-demand technologies, computer science fundamentals, and sample code interview questions to prepare students to succeed on job interviews. The program of study is optimized for the Richmond market, meaning students who complete Coding Bootcamp will be ready for local jobs. Technologies and frameworks covered during the program include, among others:

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Java and Bootstrap
  • Express.js, React.js, Node.js
  • Database Theory
  • Bookshelf.js
  • MongoDB, MySQL
  • Command Line
  • Git


When students complete the program, they should have the skills to:

  • Understand the process of serving a webpage and how the browser renders code
  • Build front-end websites from scratch, as well as with ready-made frameworks
  • Create full-stack, single-page web applications with RESTful routes and AJAX methods
  • Generate dynamic content and implement user-authentication schemes by incorporating different types of databases — MySQL, MongoDB and Firebase
  • Develop apps while applying the accepted and standard basics of social coding — source control, issue tracking, functional feedback, etc.
  • Run through the entire development cycle of complex projects in both independent and collaborative settings


Students earn a Certificate of Completion from the University of Richmond plus a robust portfolio of web applications to showcase their skills to potential employers. Students also receive a wide range of career planning services, including:

  • Career Coaching
  • Access to Prospective Employers
  • High Impact Career Events
  • Career Content and Practice Sessions
  • ProjectsSupported by Hiring Partners
  • Customizable Tools and Template
  • Panel Speaker Event
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Personal Job Matching

Admissions Requirements

No coding experience is required. The program offers students with little or no prior experience 50 hours of pre-course tutorials. A college degree is not required, but strong reasoning time management skills are essential to success. This program is not open enrollment: Applicants will be required to take a coding test and complete an academic interview with a member of our academic team before an admissions decision is made. Visit or call (804) 616-3270 to get started.

Paying for Your Studies

Students who qualify may arrange payment plans as well as private loans for up to the full cost of registration. UR alumni receive a tuition discount of $500. Visit or call (804) 616-3270 to learn more about costs and payment options.

More Information

To request more information or to speak to a program representative, visit

UR Employees

A limited number of seats in each cohort are available to UR employees using tuition remission benefits. Employees interested in using tuition remission to cover the cost of this program must have supervisory approval. Please contact Garrett Stern, Senior Professional Education Manager (289-8937), if interested in this opportunity.

Contact Us

Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138