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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

VCU

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

The major in accounting is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting. This program will qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Virginia. However, certification requires 150 hours of college credits. Most public accounting firms give hiring preference to applicants who have completed the full 150 hours prior to starting work.

Career opportunities

Accountants examine and prepare financial records. They are responsible for confirming accuracy, ensuring the records comply with local, state, and federal laws, and typically are called upon to make recommendations based on that financial data.


There are several types of accountants. Public accountants are generally employed by firms and serve as an independent third party to review, attest to other organizations' or individuals' financial documents, and may gain experience working with a variety of industries. Private or corporate accountants are employed by a company and typically develop management accounting expertise in their individual companies and industries. Government accountants examine and prepare the financial records of various government agencies.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Accounting Technician
  • Audit Accountant
  • Audit Associate
  • Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Junior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Associate
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
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

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 301
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, 2.5+ upper-level accounting GPA to graduate

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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

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

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • 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.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (e.g., international festival).
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with an organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Explore jobs in accounting 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."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in ACC, ECO and MTH. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Visit the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi, and professors.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing options for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
  • 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.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • 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
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (e.g., international festival).
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with an organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Explore jobs in accounting through the career coach.
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
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in ACC, ECO and MTH. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Visit the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi, and professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing options for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
  • 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.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

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

Germanna Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College 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 111-1123General education
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Ancillary)
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Ancillary)
BUS 226Computer Business ApplicationsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
Laboratory scienceLaboratory Science: BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201.VCU equivalent4General education
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Ancillary)
Transfer electiveTransfer electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Laboratory scienceLaboratory Science: BIO 101, 102, CHM 101,102, GOL 105, 106, PHY 201, 202. VCU equivalent4General education
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Ancillary)
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Ancillary)
HumanitiesHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231VCU equivalent3General education
ENG200-level ENG literature (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252VCU equivalent3General education
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122VCU equivalent3General education
CST 100Public Speaking (or CST 110 or CST 126)BUSN 2253Major (Ancillary)
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Ancillary)
HumanitiesHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, HUM 100, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231VCU equivalent3General education
Germanna credits transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
ACCT 301Federal Income Taxation for Individuals3Major
ACCT 303Intermediate Accounting I3Major
ACCT 304Intermediate Accounting II3Major
ACCT 305Intermediate Accounting III3Major
ACCT 306Cost Accounting3Major
ACCT 307Accounting Systems3Major
ACCT 406Auditing3Major
ACCT 408Data Analytics for Accountants3Major
Select one of the following: INFO 320, SCMA 302, SCMA 3033Major
Approved data analytics elective (select two): See VCU advisor for course options.6Major
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business3Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 301Career and Professional Development1Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434Strategic Management 3Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320Production/Operations Management3Major (Ancillary)
Select one of the following: BUSN 400, BUSN 401, MGMT 3193Major (Ancillary)
Minimum number of credits completed at VCU61
Bachelor's degree total121
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