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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management

VCU

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

The concentration in human resource management gives students a broad overview of the knowledge base and applications used by professionals in the field. Students receive exposure to a wide range of topics reflecting the body of knowledge recommended by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) standards for coursework in HR.. After graduation, students are prepared for employment in the public or private sector as human resource management generalists or as specialists in human resource management functions such as recruiting, compensation management or benefits administration.

Career opportunities

Human resource management is a major functional area of all businesses and includes employee recruitment and selection, training and development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, and human resource planning.  Individuals working in human resources undertake a full range of activities related to attracting and selecting employees to work in an organization, motivating and facilitating high performance, and retaining employee talent.  Decisions made in organizations about how to structure jobs, who to hire, how to reward them contribute directly to organizational effectiveness and a firm’s competitive advantage.  These processes can be applied in small, medium, and large firms as well as non-profits.  Early career opportunities typically include compensation analyst, employee benefits specialist, human resource assistant, human resource manager, employment recruiter, employment interviewer, and training and development specialist.  Later stages may see transitions into senior management positions including chief human resource officer.

https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/business/human-resources-major.htm

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Benefits Counselor
  • Credentials Verification Assistant
  • Employee Training Specialist
  • Employment and Placement Specialist
  • Employment Services Manager
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Job and Occupational Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Retention Specialist
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Mediator or Ombudsperson
  • Training & Development Manager
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

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 200 or SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5 to declare major/2.0 to graduate

Transfer major map
Visit majormaps.vcu.edu for the online version with links.
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management

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
  • Attend Tyler orientation
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway
  • Register for SDV 100
  • 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 diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • 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 Linkedln 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 human resource management 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
  • Meet 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 on either campus to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

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 100
  • 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.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • 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 Linkedln 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 human resource management 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
  • Meet 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 on either campus 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
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management

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 (Business Foundation)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Major (Business Foudation)
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
CST 100 or CST 110 Public Speaking or Introductions to Communications BUSN 225 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software INFO 165 3 Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Business Foundation)
FIN 215 Financial Management FIRE 2XX 3 Elective
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Business Foundation)
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111. PHY 101, PHY 201 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed) 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
HIS ___ History elective (select 1): HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, PLS 135 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111. PHY 101, PHY 201 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed) 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
BUSN 325 Organizational Communication 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Advanced Business Core)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 303 Creativity and Ideation 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 434 Strategic Management (capstone) 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MTH 245 from John Tyler as substitute for this requirement) 3 Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUSN 323 Legal Environment of Business 3 Major
INFO 360 Business Information Systems 3 Major
MGMT 319 Leadership 3 Major
SCMA 302 Business Statistics II 3 Major
SCMA 320 Production/Operations Management 3 Major
MGMT 331 Human Resource Management 3 Major
MGMT 332 Staffing Organizations 3 Major
MGMT 333 Compensation Management 3 Major
MGMT 431 Strategic Human Resource Management 3 Major
Approved general management elective (select one): BUSN 400, FIRE 309, MGMT 389, MGMT 491, SCMA 350 3 Major
Approved global elective (select one): BUSN 329, BUSN 401, ECON/INTL 329, MGMT/INTL 418, MGMT/INTL 446, MGMT/INTL 320 3 Major
Approved human resources electives (select two): FIRE 444, FIRE 449, MGMT 403, MGMT 447, MGMT 493, PSYC 310 6 Major
Credits Completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120