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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Accounting

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Richard Bland College of William and Mary)
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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
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Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Richard Bland College of William and Mary (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 RBC Orientation.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Learner Mentor to discuss your degree and class plan.
  • Register for ESE 101 if you have not taken any college level classes.
  • Attend FAFSA Fridays to understand how you will fund your education. These events are available every Friday in October and February.
  • Use tutoring to get ahead.
  • Attend cultural events at RBC and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU's annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services offered at RBC and VCU and explore career pathways on the VCU Career Services website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA.
  • 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 or make a plan for undertaking that study at VCU.
  • 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 RBC or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences, (e.g., internships) before your senior year of 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
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend RBC Orientation.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Learner Mentor to discuss your degree and class plan.
  • Register for ESE 101 if you have not taken any college level classes.
  • Attend FAFSA Fridays to understand how you will fund your education. These events are available every Friday in October and February.
  • Use tutoring to get ahead.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at RBC 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
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the career services offered at RBC and VCU and explore career pathways on the VCU Career Services website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

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.
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA.
  • 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 or make a plan for undertaking that study at VCU.
  • 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 RBC or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two job experiences, (e.g., internships) before your senior year of college.
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

Richard Bland College of William and Mary (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Richard Bland College of William and Mary courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
ENGL 101Rhetoric and Research I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENGL 102 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
ENGL 102Rhetoric and Research IIUNIV 2003General education
COM 101Public SpeakingBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
Fine ArtsCore course in The Language and History of the Fine Arts (select 1): ART 201, 202, 231, MUS 103, 123, THEA 201VCU equivalent3General education
SOC 201General Sociology (or PSY 201-202 but both courses must be taken to receive credit for PSYC 101)SOCY 1013General education
PHIL 203Intro to EthicsPHIL 2013General education
Human ExperienceCore courses in The Human Experience (select 1): PHIL 101, 121, 201, 202, 203, PSY 201-202, 250, 260, 291, REL 201, 209, 210, 270, SOC 201, 204, 208, 250, 253VCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceCore course in the Investigation of the Natural World (select 1 with lab): BIOL 101/L, 110, 151/L, CHEM 101/L, 110/L, PHYS 101/L, 201/L, SCIE 111/LVCU equivalent4General education
MATH 200Calculus for BusinessBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
MATH 217Introduction to StatisticsSTAT 2103Elective
ECON 201MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
ECON 202MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
U.S. & World CulturesCore courses in U.S. and World Cultures (select 1): GEO 103, GOVT 201, 202, 203, 253, HIST 101, 102, 192, 201, 202VCU equivalent3General education
BUS 104Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 201Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 202Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
CSCI 202Computer ApplicationsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
CSCI 203Computer Applications IIINFO 165, 166, 1683Major (Business Foundation)
ElectivesNo more than 2 credits of PE may be chosenVCU equivalent5Elective
Richard Bland credits transferred to VCU60
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 I (or open elective if VCU Business approves MATH 217 from Richard Bland as substitute for this requirement) 3Major (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 III 3Major
ACCT 306Cost Accounting 3Major
ACCT 406Auditing 3Major
ACCT 408Data Analytics for Accountants 3Major
Approved data analytics elective (select one): INFO 320, SCMA 303, SCMA 339, SCMA 430, SCMA 4403Major
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total120
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