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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Reynolds 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

Reynolds 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 Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to accounting through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • 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."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • 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.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Develop strong Excel skills by completing ITE 115.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to accounting through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • 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."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
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 accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • 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.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Reynolds 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
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness ElectiveVCU equivalent1Elective
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122VCU equivalent3General education
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122VCU equivalent3General education
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
CST 100Public SpeakingBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
ITE 140Spreadsheet SoftwareINFO 1653Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252VCU equivalent3General education
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252VCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, GOL 105, PHY 101, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, CHM 112, GOL 105, PHY 101, PHY 201, PHY 202.VCU equivalent4General education
Transfer ElectiveTransfer ElectiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Reynolds 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)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I3Major (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
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total121
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