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2019-2020

Bachelor of Arts: English

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description
The purpose of the Department of English is to teach students to see their worlds with clarity and respond to them with sensitivity, through reading and writing. Students are invited to read and explore a diversity of texts created in different times and voices and then to respond to these texts variously and critically, situating them within their contexts and discerning their important aesthetic features, rhetorical elements and social functions. Students in this department also are encouraged to express themselves in expository or imaginative works that engage thought and feeling, evince purpose clearly, marshal appropriate evidence and observe principles of rhetorical decorum.
Career opportunities
An undergraduate degree in English is good preparation for graduate study in English, as well as other areas such as, law, education, public administration, or business. Obtain leadership roles in school or community organizations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative for most careers related to non-profits, education, law and business. Gain experience in fundraising and grant writing techniques. Nonprofit and educational organizations are often funded in this manner. Part-time and summer jobs, internships, and volunteer positions are critical to gaining the experience and skills that employers seek.
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Editor
  • Fundraiser  
  • High School Teacher
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Library Technician
  • Proof Readers and Copy Markers
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  • Research Assistant
  • Staff and Legislative Assistant
  • Technical Writer
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Attorney
  • College Professor or Administrator
  • Copywriter
  • Director of Communciations
Contact information


VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

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 131
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0

Transfer major map
Visit majormaps.vcu.edu for the online version with links.
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Arts: English

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Register for SDV course
  • 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
  • Understand how you will fund your education
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event
  • Browse careers related to English through the career coach
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future
  • Build a LinkedIn profile
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility)
Experience Year 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU English Department
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options
  • Continue learning a foreign language, or make a plan for undertaking that study at VCU
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or English-related events
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Register for SDV course
  • 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
  • Understand how you will fund your education
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to English through the career coach
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future
  • Build a LinkedIn profile
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility)

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU English Department
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options
  • Continue learning a foreign language, or make a plan for undertaking that study at VCU
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or English-related events
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU

Course equivalent
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Arts: English

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

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 UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning MATH 131 3 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language (101-level) VCU equivalent 4 General education
CST 100 Public Speaking SPCH 121 3 Elective
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language (102-level) VCU equivalent 4 General education
Art elective Art Elective: ART 101, 102, CST 130, CST 151, MUS 121. VCU equivalent 3 General education
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Science (select 1): PSY 200, SOC 200, 211, ECO 201, ECO 202 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language (201-level) VCU equivalent 3 Major
Laboratory science Laboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, PHY 101 VCU equivalent 4 General education
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
ENG 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252 ENGL 3 General education
Philosophy/Religion Philosophy/Religion elective (select 1): PHI 101, 111, 220, REL 100, 230 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language (202-level) VCU equivalent 3 Major
Laboratory science Laboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 101 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Cultural Understanding Cultural Understanding/Civic Understanding elective (select 1): GEO 210, PLS 135, PLS 241, REL 230 VCU equivalent 3 General education
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications or transfer elective INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 62
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
ENGL 301 Introduction to the English Major 3 Major
ENGL 499 Senior Seminar in English 3 Major
ENGL Linguistics, Writing, Criticism (select one course from two of the three areas; see VCU advisor for course options) 6 Major
ENGL Literature prior to 1700 (select two courses from the approved list; see VCU advisor for course options) 6 Major
ENGL Literature 1700-1945 (select two courses from the approved list; see VCU advisor for course options) 6 Major
ENGL Literature of diversity (select one course from the approved list; see VCU advisor for course options 3 Major
ENGL Select six to nine required elective/optional focus credits (see VCU advisor for course options) 6 to 9 Major
Upper-level electives (300- or 400-level courses): consider a minor or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU. 12 Elective
Open electives 10 to 13 Major
Credits completed at VCU 58
Bachelor's degree total 120