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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description

The major in accounting is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting. This program will qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Virginia. However, certification requires 150 hours of college credits. Most public accounting firms give hiring preference to applicants who have completed the full 150 hours prior to starting work.

Career opportunities

Accountants examine and prepare financial records. They are responsible for confirming accuracy, ensuring the records comply with local, state, and federal laws, and typically are called upon to make recommendations based on that financial data.


There are several types of accountants. Public accountants are generally employed by firms and serve as an independent third party to review, attest to other organizations' or individuals' financial documents, and may gain experience working with a variety of industries. Private or corporate accountants are employed by a company and typically develop management accounting expertise in their individual companies and industries. Government accountants examine and prepare the financial records of various government agencies.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Accounting Technician
  • Audit Accountant
  • Audit Associate
  • Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Junior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Associate
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 301
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare, 2.5+ upper-level accounting GPA to graduate

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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Register for SDV course
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Attend Tyler Orientation
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (e.g., international festival).
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future
  • Create LinkedIn profile
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to accounting through the career coach
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
Experience Year 2
  • Continue meeting with your academic advisor
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in ACC, ECO and MTH. Visit the Academic Resource Center to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session
  • Research housing for next year
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival)
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV course
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Attend Tyler Orientation
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (e.g., international festival).
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future
  • Create LinkedIn profile
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to accounting through the career coach
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Continue meeting with your academic advisor
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in ACC, ECO and MTH. Visit the Academic Resource Center to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session
  • Research housing for next year
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival)
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 161 Precalculus I  MATH 141 3 General education
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Major (Ancillary)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Major (Ancillary)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Ancillary)
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
CST 100 or CST 110 Public Speaking or Introduction to Communications BUSN 225 3 Major (Ancillary)
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software INFO 165 3 Elective
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
FIN 215 Financial Management FIRE 2XX 3 Elective
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Ancillary)
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111. ENV 121, PHY 101, PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
PSY 200 or SOC 200 Principles of Psychology or Principles of Sociology PSYC 101 or SOCY 101 3 General education
History History elective (select 1): HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, PLS 135 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, ENV 121, PHY 101, PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
PHI 220 or PHI 111 Ethics or Logic PHIL 201 or PHIL 221 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 Elective
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
ACCT 301 Federal Income Taxation for Individuals 3 Major
ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting I 3 Major
ACCT 304 Intermediate Accounting II 3 Major
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting III 3 Major
ACCT 306 Cost Accounting 3 Major
ACCT 307 Accounting Systems 3 Major
ACCT 406 Auditing 3 Major
ACCT 408 Data Analytics for Accountants 3 Major
Select one of the following: INFO 320, SCMA 302, SCMA 303 3 Major
Select two Approved data analytics electives: see VCU advisor for course options 6 Major
BUSN 323 Legal Environment of Business 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 301 Career and Professional Development 1 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434 Strategic Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MTH 245 from John Tyler as substitute for this requirement) 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320 Production/Operations Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
Select one of the following: BUSN 400, BUSN 401, MGMT 319 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits Completed at VCU 61
Bachelor's degree total 121