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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, Mathematics Specialization (Reynolds Community College)
Reynolds Community College
Reynolds 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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Major map compass icon
2021-2022

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

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Science, Mathematics Specialization)

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 Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Meet with VCU STEM Transitions Transfer Coordinator to discuss options and create a plan for a successful transition to VCU.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • 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.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to statistics: American Statistical Association.
  • Participate in the STEM Transitions: Transfer Success Program after you’re admitted to VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Statistics department-related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • 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 a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • 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
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • 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.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to statistics: American Statistical Association.
  • Participate in the STEM Transitions: Transfer Success Program after you’re admitted to VCU.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Statistics department-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 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 a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • 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)

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Science, Mathematics Specialization)

Reynolds Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 101 Orientation to STEM Disciplines UNIV 101 1 Elective
MTH 263 Calculus I MATH 200 4 Major
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
Laboratory Science I Select one: BIO 101 General Biology I, CHM 111, General Chemistry I, PHY 201, General Physics I, or PHY 241 University Physics I VCU equivalent 4 General education
History elective U.S. or Western Civilization History (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
CSC 155 Computer Concepts and Applications INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
MTH 264 Calculus II MATH 201 4 Major
Laboratory Science II Select second class in sequence: BIO 102 General Biology II, CHM 112, General Chemistry II, PHY 202, General Physics II, or PHY 242 University Physics II VCU equivalent 4 General education
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
HLT/PED Personal Wellness elective VCU equivalent 1 Elective
History elective U.S. or Western Civilization History (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122 HIST 3 General education
MTH 265 Calculus III MATH 307 4 Major
Laboratory science elective Approved Laboratory Science elective (must be in a different discipline from the two semester sequence selected previously): BIO 101, CHM 111, PHY 201, PHY 241 VCU equivalent 4 Major
Social/Behavioral Scienc Select 1: ECO 201, PSY 200, 230, SOC 200, 210, PLS 211 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Select any approved Humanities/Fine Arts Elective VCU equivalent 3 General education
MTH 288 Discrete Mathematics MATH 211 3 Major
Humanities elective Select 1: PHI 111, 220; ART 101, 106; MUS 121; CST 151; any REL VCU equivalent 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 212 3 Major
Transfer elective Approved transfer elective (select seven credits) VCU equivalents 7 Elective
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU 63
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
Foreign language through the 102 level. (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
MATH 310 Linear Algebra 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
Electives consider a minor or a second major Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU. 20 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 57
Bachelor's degree total 120