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2021-2022

Economics (Humanities and Sciences), Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description
Economics is the science of human choice, the study of how individuals and businesses allocate scarce resources among competing uses. As an economics major, you’ll gain an understanding of markets and incentives, and learn to evaluate current events and assess public policy. From our gateway courses to our capstone courses (which provide REAL opportunities), you will develop the analytical and communication skills valued by employers. Our curriculum focuses on applying quantitative and data analysis expertise to address business, public policy, and socioeconomic concerns. We also help you build and refine your communication skills, preparing you to present your work professionally with confidence.
Career opportunities
Economics is an agile degree, preparing students for jobs in business, government, and teaching, as well as for graduate school in economics, law, public administration, and medicine. Economics education focuses on analytical thinking, a broad understanding of the economy and business organizations, and the impact firm/government decisions have upon consumers, firms, and the economy as a whole. Because of their analytical, quantitative, and decision-making skills, economics majors are in high demand in the labor market.  Many students go on to leverage these skills in graduate school; for example, economics is one of the 3-5 most popular undergraduate majors among law students.
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Budget, Financial, or Public Policy Analyst
  • Economist
  • Information Scientist
  • Journalist
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Statistician
  • Underwriter
  • Urban Planner
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

Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 301 or STAT 210 or STAT 212
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare major, 2.0+ cumulative GPA to graduate, and 2.0+ major GPA to graduate

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2021-2022

Economics (Humanities and Sciences), Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

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.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • 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 diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with an organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to economics through the career coach.
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • 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.
Experience Year 2
  • 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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • 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.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • 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.
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
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with an organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to economics through the career coach.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • 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.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • 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.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Economics (Humanities and Sciences), Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

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 Elective
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Elective
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Elective
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
CST 100 or CST 110 Public Speaking or Introductions to Communications SPCH 121 3 General education
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 Note: Students considering graduate-level education in Economics beyond the bachelor's degree should take Calculus I (MTH 263) rather than Applied Calculus (MTH 261). 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 HIST 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, BIO 102, 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 Major (Ancillary)
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
Foreign language through the 102 level (by course or placement). (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school. Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.) 0 to 8 General education
ECON 300 Contemporary Economics Issues 3 Major
ECON 301 Microeconomic Theory 3 Major
ECON 302 Macroeconomic Theory 3 Major
ECON Select one: ECON 431, ECON 441, ECON 442, ECON 461 or ECON 489 3 Major
ECON ECON electives (select five 300- or 400-level ECON courses). 15 Major
Upper-level electives (300- or 400-level courses): consider a minor in General Business or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU. 18 Elective
Open electives 15 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120