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2021-2022

Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Statistics, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Science (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description
The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences, a Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in either operations research or statistics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Modeling and Analysis. The curriculum of the programs is run jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

In the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences can choose a concentration of statistics, which teaches students how mathematical models used in the investigation of uncertain phenomena are developed and applied to experimental and non-experimental data.
Career opportunities
  • Statistics can be used in a wide variety of fields within science, technology, business, medicine, and social sciences.  
  • Gain knowledge or take courses in a specific field of interest, such as medicine or finance, to pair with skills in statistics, math, and computers.
  • The job outlook for statisticians is very strong because businesses have more access to data than ever before and that data requires analysis.
  • Most “statistician” and upper level research jobs in either government or industry will require at least a master’s degree.
  • An undergraduate degree in statistics can be used in a variety of business settings if combined with relevant experience and skills.  Choose concentrations or minors that will enhance a degree in statistics. Take courses in forecasting and applied time series which are particularly sought after by employers.  Plan to complete one or more internships.
  • Some positions in business, such as sales and management, are open to any major. Seek experiences and build skills that will help you prepare for these jobs.
  • Strong communication skills are critical in the field of statistics in order to communicate statistical information clearly to people who do not have technical backgrounds. Writing and presentation skills are also frequently used.
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Bioinformatics Technician
  • Business Intelligence Analysts (consulting)
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Cost Estimator
  • Database Architects
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analysts and Consultants  
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Social Sciences Research Assistant
  • Statistical Assistant
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Actuary
  • Economist
  • Government Agency Administrator
  • Statistician
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 201 or higher
Science required
  • 3-4 additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0 overall GPA and major GPA to graduate.

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2021-2022

Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Statistics, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Science)

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 classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Meet with VCU STEM Transitions Transfer Coordinator to discuss options and create a plan for a successful transition to VCU.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Browse careers related to Statistics through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
  • 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
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA 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.
  • 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.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Explore the types of aid available 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 classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Meet with VCU STEM Transitions Transfer Coordinator to discuss options and create a plan for a successful transition to VCU.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Statistics through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and explore Career Pathways at VCU.
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
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Statistics, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Science)

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 (or MTH 263 Calculus I) MATH 141 (or MATH 200) 3 General education
CHM 111 General Chemistry I CHEM/Z 101 4 Major (Ancillary)
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
Foreign Language or CST SPA 101, FRE 101, or CST 100 (students who have not completed 3 years of same language in high school should complete language for this requirement) VCU equivalent 3 to 4 General education
MTH 162 Precalculus II (or MTH 264 Calculus II) MATH 151 (or MATH 201) 3 Major
CHM 112 General Chemistry II CHEM/Z 102 4 Major (Ancillary)
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Science elective (select 1): PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 211 (PSY 230 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed) VCU equivalent 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 212 3 Major (Ancillary)
PHY 201 or PHY 241 General College Physics I or University Physics I PHYS 201 or PHYS 207 4 Major (Ancillary)
MTH 263 Calculus I (or MTH 265 Calculus III) MATH 200 (or MATH 307) 4 Major
Social/behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Science elective (select 1): PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 211, ECO 201, ECO 202 (PSY 230 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed) VCU equivalent 3 General education
ENG Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1) ENGL 3 General education
PHY 202 or PHY 242 General College Physics II or University Physics II PHYS 202 or PHYS 208 4 Elective
MTH 264 Calculus II (or MTH 267 Differential Equations) MATH 201 (or MATH 301) 4 Major
History elective History elective (select 1): HIS 111, 112, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
Foreign Language or Humanities Select 1: FRE 102, SPA 102, PHI 220, REL 230, PHI 101, REL 100, PHI 111 (students who have not completed 3 years of same language in high school should complete language for this requirement) VCU equivalent 3 to 4 General education
Transfer elective Select 1: HLT 160, ART 101, ART 102, CHM 241, EDU 200, ITE 115, ITE 119 VCU equivalent 3 Elective
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU 61
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
MATH 307 Multivariate Calculus (if not completed at John Tyler) 0 to 4 Major
MATH 310 Linear Algebra 3 Major
MATH 211 or MATH 300 Mathematical Structures or Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning 3 Major
SSOR 490 Developing Professional Skills in Operations Research and Statistics 3 Major
SSOR 495 Expositions in Statistical Sciences and Operations Research 1 Major
STAT 309 Introduction to Probability Theory 3 Major
STAT 305 Intermediate Statistics 3 Major
STAT 310 Introduction to Statistical Inference 3 Major
STAT 321 Introduction to Statistical Computing 3 Major
Select statistics concentration electives to complete major requirement; see VCU advisor for course options 18 Major
Open electives 15 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 59
Bachelor's degree total 120