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2021-2022

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration (Germanna Community College)
Germanna Community College
Germanna Community College
Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems prepares students for successful careers as information systems professionals through a curriculum that combines technical computing knowledge, skills and techniques with relevant business knowledge. The curriculum provides hands-on experience in supporting the secure delivery and management of information systems, buoys career success through rigorous academic inquiry, and supports the information systems needs of the business community-at-large throughout Greater Richmond.


REAL opportunities are found in INFO 491, INFO 492, and INFO 493.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems produces competitive graduates for entry-level roles in information technology (IT). Through hands-on training, alumni find positions in programming, software development, web development, networking, cyber security, and database administration. Students also build management skills and are well-suited to accept roles in management, business systems analysis, IT consulting, data analytics, and IT implementation. Departmental partnerships with private and public sector organizations allow resume- and skills-building opportunities. Our alumni are employed in all sectors of the economy including multinational companies, local small businesses, start-ups, and state and federal agencies.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Project Managers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Administrators
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Information Technology Auditor
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 SCMA 212 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 302
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

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2021-2022

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: 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 100.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to information systems through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • 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."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
Experience Year 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Business, consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • 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.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Get involved with a professional or student organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to information systems through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
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 information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Business, consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • 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.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or School of Business-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts and Sciences: Business Administration)

Germanna 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
ECO 201 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics ECON 211 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUSN 201 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 161 Precalculus I MATH 141 3 General education
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science: BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201. VCU equivalent 4 General education
ECO 202 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECON 210 3 Major (Ancillary)
Transfer elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Laboratory Science Laboratory Science: BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, 102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202. VCU equivalent 4 General education
MTH 261 Applied Calculus BUSN 212 3 Major (Ancillary)
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I ACCT 203 3 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252 ENGL 3 General education
HIS History elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 Elective
CST 100 Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126) BUSN 225 3 Major (Ancillary)
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II ACCT 204 3 Major (Ancillary)
Humanities Humanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Germanna credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
INFO 300 Information Technology Infrastructure 3 Major
INFO 320 Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3 Major
INFO 350 Programming 3 Major
INFO 361 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Major
INFO 364 Database Systems 3 Major
INFO 370 Fundamentals of Data Communications 3 Major
INFO 461 Information Systems Planning and Project Management 3 Major
INFO 465 Projects in Information Systems 3 Major
INFO Select two approved INFO electives (see VCU advisor for course options). 6 Major
BUSN 301 Career and Professional Development 1 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499 Business Knowledge Exam 0 Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311 Financial Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
INFO 202 Introduction to E-Business Technologies (prerequisite for upper-level INFO courses) 3 Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360 Business Information Systems 3 Major (Ancillary)
MATH 211 Mathematical Structures (prerequisites for upper-level INFO courses) 3 Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301 Marketing Principles 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)
SCMA 301 Business Statistics I 3 Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320 Production/Operations Management 3 Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 323 Legal Environment of Business (or FIRE 325 or FIRE 459) 3 Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU 64
Bachelor's degree total 124