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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Northern Virginia 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: 

1. Public accountants are generally employed by firms and serve as an independent third party to review and attest to other organizations' or individuals' financial documents.  Public accountants often gain experience working with a variety of industries.   

2. Private or Corporate accountants are employed by a company and typically develop management accounting expertise in their individual companies and industries.  

3. Government accountants examine and prepare the financial records of various government agencies.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Accounting Representative
  • Business Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • CPA
  • Data Analyst
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Financial Auditor
  • Fund Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Planning Analyst
  • Project Accountant
  • Securities Analyst
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Audit Manager
  • Audit Partner
  • Auditor-in-Charge
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Comptroller
  • Director of Finance
  • Finance Vice President
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Securities Analyst
  • Staff Accountant
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

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
  • STAT 210 or SCMA 301
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5 to declare major/2.5 in 300-400 ACCT classes to graduate

Transfer major map
Visit majormaps.vcu.edu for the online version with links.
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor or counselor each semester
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors
  • Get involved with student clubs and organizations
  • Volunteer for service learning or community service projects
  • Learn about the admissions process by speaking with the VCU Transfer Admissions representative at NOVA
  • Visit the VCU transfer admission webpage
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus
  • Understand how you will fund your education by taking advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Take a career assessment through the NOVA career planning system
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs"
  • Build a resume
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor
  • Continue to use tutoring resources
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant
  • Complete requirements for the associate’s degree. Earn at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Visit the VCU campus
  • Research housing in Richmond for next year
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities
  • Attend diversity focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival)
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement)
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College
  • Run for leadership in your student organization

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor or counselor each semester
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Get involved with student clubs and organizations
  • Volunteer for service learning or community service projects
  • Learn about the admissions process by speaking with the VCU Transfer Admissions representative at NOVA
  • Visit the VCU transfer admission webpage
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Understand how you will fund your education by taking advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Take a career assessment through the NOVA career planning system
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs"
  • Build a resume

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor
  • Continue to use tutoring resources
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant
  • Complete requirements for the associate’s degree. Earn at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus
  • Research housing in Richmond for next year
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities
  • Attend diversity focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival)
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement)
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College
  • Run for leadership in your student organization
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success Skills (or SDV 101)UNIV 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
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
HIS electiveSelect 1: HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II OR HIS 111 History of World Civilization I OR HIS 112 History of World Civilization II OR HIS 121 United States History I OR HIS 122 United States History IIHIST3General education
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 261Applied Calculus IBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
Physical or Life Science w/ LabSelect 1: BIO 101 General Biology I OR CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I OR GOL 105 Physical Geology OR PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I OR PHY 150 Elements of Astronomy VCU equivalent4General education
CST electiveSelect 1: CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking OR CST 110 Introduction to Communication OR CST 126 Interpersonal CommunicationBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 140 (sub. for BUS 280)Spreadsheet Software INFO 1653Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201Principles of MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
Humanities/Fine Arts ElectiveSelect 1: ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I OR ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II OR MUS 121 Music Appreciation I OR PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I OR REL 231 Religions of the World IVCU equivalent3General education
Humanities/Fine Arts ElectiveSelect 1: CST 151 Film Appreciation I OR ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II OR ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I OR ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II OR ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I OR ENG 252 Survey of World Literature IIVCU equivalent3General education
Physical or Life Science w/ LabSelect 1: BIO 101 General Biology I OR BIO 102 General Biology II OR CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I OR CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II OR GOL 105 Physical Geology OR GOL 106 Historical Geology OR PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I OR PHY 102 Introduction to Physics II OR PHY 150 Elements of Astronomy VCU equivalent4General education
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 224Statistical Analysis for BusinessSCMA 3013Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUS 270Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business OrganizationBUSN 2XX3Elective
Northern Virginia credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
BUSN 325Organizational Communication3Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Advanced Business Core)
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MGMT 434Strategic Management (capstone)3Major (Advanced Business Core)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Advanced Business Core)
ACCT 307Accounting Systems3Major
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business3Major
Select two of the following: INFO 320, SCMA 302, SCMA 303, SCMA 3206Major
Select one of the following: BUSN 400, BUSN 401, MGMT 3193Major
ACCT 301Tax Accounting Principles I3Major
ACCT 303Intermediate Accounting I3Major
ACCT 304Intermediate Accounting II3Major
ACCT 305Intermediate Accounting III3Major
ACCT 306Cost Accounting3Major
ACCT 406Auditing3Major
ACCT 408Data Analytics for Accountants3Major
Approved data analytics elective (select one): INFO 320, SCMA 303, SCMA 339, SCMA 430, SCMA 4403Major
Open elective3Elective
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total121
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