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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Information Systems

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Thomas Nelson Community College)
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Associate degree

Associate of Science: Business Administration

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
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Information Systems

Thomas Nelson 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 New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to Information Systems through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Explore the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi and professors.
  • 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 and consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Join a professional organization related to information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
  • 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
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 101.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
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
  • Browse careers related to Information Systems through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Explore the VCU School of Business website to become familiar with upcoming course offerings, syllabi and professors.
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 and consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Join a professional organization related to information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
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: Information Systems

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Thomas Nelson Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 101Orientation to BusinessUNIV 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
ITE 115Introduction to Computer ApplicationsINFO 160, 161, 1623Major (Business Foundation)
Laboratory Science ISelect 1 sequence: BIO 101, CHM 101, GOL 105, GOL 111, PHY 101, PHY 141, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Business Foundation)
Laboratory Science IITake second course in the sequence selected previously: BIO 102, CHM 102, GOL 106, GOL 112, PHY 102, PHY 142, PHY 202VCU equivalent4General education
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Business Foundation)
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Business Foundation)
PHI 220EthicsPHIL 2013General education
BUS 216Probability & Statistics for Business and EconomicsSCMA 3013Major (Advanced Business Core)
BUS 100Introduction to Business (substitute for BUS 200)BUSN 2013Major (Business Foundation)
Social ScienceSelect 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, PLS 135, 241VCU equivalent3General education
HumanitiesSelect 1: ENG 200-level literature; PHI 101, 111; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; REL 231, 232VCU equivalent3General education
CST 100Public SpeakingBUSN 2253Major (Business Foundation)
BUS 281Managing in Global OrganizationsBUSN 2XX3Elective
BUS 241Business LawBUSN 2XX3Elective
Thomas Nelson credits transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 165Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Skills II1Major (Business Foundation)
INFO 202Introduction to E-Business Technologies (prerequisite for upper-level INFO courses)3Major (Business Foundation)
MATH 211Mathematical Structures (prerequisites for upper-level INFO courses)3Major (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
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business3Major
INFO 320Business Intelligence and Data Mining3Major
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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