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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Information Systems

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Information Systems (John Tyler Community College)
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Program description

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems is to prepare students for successful careers as information systems professionals through a curriculum that combines technical computing knowledge, skills and techniques with relevant business knowledge. The major in information systems provides a curriculum that:

  • Prepares students to begin professional careers upon graduation by providing experience with the most current technologies needed to support the secure delivery and management of information systems
  • Supports career advancement over time by giving our graduates the academic foundation in information systems needed for continued professional development
  • Supports the information systems needs of the business community

Career opportunities

VCU’s bachelor’s degree in information systems provides students with expertise in fundamental and specialized areas of information systems. These areas include data analytics, systems analysis and design, project management, computer programing, cyber ethics, networking and web development. Through the Department’s close ties to the community, students leverage and build active partnerships in the private and public sectors. There are diverse career opportunities in the field, including: business systems analyst, data analyst, application and systems developer, and IT project manager. Employers range from multinational companies such as Amazon, to small and medium-sized organizations employing fewer than five people. From public sector employers, such as government agencies and institutions of higher education to private sector organizations, such as consulting firms and telecommunications companies, IS students have a plethora of employment options.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Project Managers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Administrators
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Information Technology Auditor
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

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • SCMA 302 or ECON 403
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/2.0 to graduate

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

Bachelor of Science: Information Systems

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Information Systems)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend Tyler orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and 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.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to information systems through the career coach.
  • Understand how you will fund your education by taking advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 101 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.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology, Information Security Systems Association (ISSA).
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and 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
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to information systems through the career coach.
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 career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 101 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.
  • Use Navigate to remain on your pathway.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Practice using the statistical functions of Excel.
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 information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology, Information Security Systems Association (ISSA).
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
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
  • 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.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Information Systems

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Information Systems)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 or SDV 101College Success Skills or Orientation to STEMUNIV 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)
ITP 100Software DesignINFO 2913Elective
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111. PHY 101, PHY 201 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed)VCU equivalent4General education
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
ITP 120Java Programming IINFO 2023Major
ITP 251Systems Analysis and DesignINFO 2913Elective
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, ENV 121 or PHY 101, VCU equivalent4General education
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
ITD 136Database Management SoftwareINFO 2XX3Elective
PHI 220 or PHI 111Ethics or LogicPHIL 211 or PHIL 2213General education
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
CST 100 or CST 110Introduction to CommunicationBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
PSY 200 or SOC 200Principles of Psychology or Principles of SociologyPSYC 101 or SOCY 1013General education
John Tyler Credits Transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 165Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Skills II1Major (Business Foundation)
MATH 211Mathematical Structures (prerequisites for upper-level INFO courses)3Major (Business Foundation)
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 3Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business 3Major
INFO 320Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3Major
INFO 361Systems Analysis and Design3Major
INFO 461Information Systems Planning and Project Management3Major
SCMA 302Business Statistics II3Major
INFO 300Information Technology Infrastructure3Major
INFO 350Programming3Major
INFO 364Database Systems3Major
INFO 370Fundamentals of Data Communications3Major
INFO 465Projects in Information Systems3Major
INFOApproved INFO electives (select three): see VCU advisor for course options9Major
Credits Completed at VCU64
Bachelor's degree total124
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