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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Piedmont 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

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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Piedmont 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
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • 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).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Business.
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
  • 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 School of Business-related events.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.

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.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the VCU School of Business.
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
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 School of Business-related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

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

Piedmont Virginia Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success Skills 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
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
ITE 120Principles of Information Systems (or CSC 110)INFO 160, 162, 1663Major (Business Foundation)
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 213Accounting Lab IACCT 2XX1Elective
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 214Accounting Lab IIACCT 2XX1Elective
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
Science w/ LaboratorySelect 1: BIO 101, 106, 107; CHM 101, 111; GOL 105; NAS 131; PHY 100, 201VCU equivalent4General education
Science w/ LaboratorySelect 1: BIO 101, 106, 107; CHM 101, 111; GOL 105; NAS 131; PHY 100, 201VCU equivalent4General education
HumanitiesSelect 1: ART 101, 102; MUS 121; CST 250; PHI 100, 200; REL 230VCU equivalent3General education
HumanitiesSelect 1: ENG 200-level literature; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; CST 250; PHI 100, 200; REL 230VCU equivalent3General education
Social ScienceSelect 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, 210, PLS 135, 211, 241VCU equivalent3General education
Transfer electiveCST 100 Public Speaking (or CST 110)BUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
Transfer electiveSelect three courses from PVCC approved listVCU equivalent9Elective
PVCC credits transferred to VCU62
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 165Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Skills II1Major (Business Foundation)
BUSN 325Organizational Communication3Major
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major
MGMT 434Strategic Management (capstone)3Major
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major
SCMA 301Business Statistics I3Major
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): see VCU advisor for course options.3Major
Credits completed at VCU61
Bachelor's degree total123
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