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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Mathematics

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Science (Tidewater Community College)
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Program description

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with concentrations in applied mathematics, biomathematics, mathematics and secondary mathematics teacher preparation. The department administers the Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences concentrations in applied mathematics or mathematics and is involved in administering the Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Modeling and Analysis. The curricula of these programs are run jointly with additional concentrations offered by the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research.

In the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences can choose a concentration of mathematics, which fosters the understanding of the power and the beauty of pure mathematics and its applications to various branches of knowledge.

Career opportunities
  • Math can be found in almost every sector of the world of work. Students majoring in math should consider if they want to use math skills directly or indirectly in the workplace. This may determine the types of experiences and further education necessary to prepare for area of interest.
  • People with math backgrounds may work in jobs with titles such as analyst, research associate, technical consultant, computer scientist, or systems engineer to name a few.
  • Math majors develop many transferable skills: critical thinking, problem diagnosis and solving, computer skills, and quantitative skills. Other important skills to develop include good reasoning, persistence, and communication, both verbal and written.
  • Seek relevant experiences through internships or part-time jobs.
  • Supplement curriculum with courses in business, economics, computers, or statistics for increased opportunities.
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Business Intelligence Analysts (consulting)
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Cost Estimator
  • Database Administrators 
  • Database Architects
  • Financial Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Mathematical Technicians
  • Risk Management Specialist
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Actuary
  • Investment Banker
  • Mathematician
  • Secondary School Teacher
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
  • MATH 201 or higher
Science required
  • 3-4 additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0 overall GPA and major GPA to graduate.

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

Bachelor of Science: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Mathematics

Tidewater Community College (Associate of Science: Science)

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 100.
  • 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 Mathematics 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 five different math concentrations of the B.S. degree: biomathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Secondary Teacher Preparation, General Mathematical Sciences.
  • 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 Math Department and consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Participate in the STEM Transitions: Transfer Success Program after you’re admitted to VCU.
  • 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 Math department-related events.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • 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 100.
  • 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 Mathematics 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 five different math concentrations of the B.S. degree: biomathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Secondary Teacher Preparation, General Mathematical Sciences.
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 Math Department and consider joining a VCU club, or meeting with VCU students to make professional and personal connections.
  • Participate in the STEM Transitions: Transfer Success Program after you’re admitted to VCU.
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 Math department-related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
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: Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Mathematics

Tidewater Community College (Associate of Science: Science)

Tidewater 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
Science with LabSelect one: BIO 101 General Biology I, CHM 111, General Chemistry I, PHY 201, General Physics I, or PHY 241 University Physics IVCU equivalent4Major
Humanities electiveSelect 1: PHI 101, 111, 220; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; CST 151; REL 230 VCU equivalent3General education
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 162PreCalculus IIMATH 1513General education
Health/PE electiveVCU equivalent2Elective
History electiveSelect 1: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
Science with LabSelect second class in sequence: BIO 102 General Biology II, CHM 112, General Chemistry II, PHY 202, General Physics II, or PHY 242 University Physics IIVCU equivalent4Major
CST 100Principles of Public SpeakingSPCH 1213Elective
Science with LabSelect 1: BIO 101, 102, 106, CHM 111, 112, GOL 105, NAS 130, PHY 201, 202, 241, 242 Note: This course must be in a science different from the sequence chosen aboveVCU equivalent4Major
History electiveSelect 1: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
Approved electiveMTH 263 Calculus IMATH 2004Major
Approved electiveMTH 245 Statistics ISTAT 2123Major
Science with LabSelect 1: BIO 101, 102, 106, CHM 111, 112, GOL 105, NAS 130, PHY 201, 202, 241, 242VCU equivalent4Elective
Social ScienceSelect 1: PSY 200, SOC 200, 211, PLS 211, 241VCU equivalent3General education
Humanities electiveSelect 1: ENG 200-level literature; PHI 101, 111, 220; ART 101, 102; MUS 121; CST 151; REL 230VCU equivaent3General education
Approved electiveMTH 264 Calculus IIMATH 2014Major
Tidewater credits transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
Foreign language through the 102 level. (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school. Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.)0 to 8General education
MATH 255 or CMSC 245 or EGRE 245Select 1: Introduction to Computational Mathematics or Introduction to Programming Using C++ or Engineering Programming3Major
MATH 300Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning3Major
MATH 301Differential Equations3Major
MATH 307Multivariate Calculus4Major
MATH 310Linear Algebra3Major
MATH 350 or MATH 356Introductory Combinatorics or Graphs and Algorithms3Major
MATH 401Introduction to Abstract Algebra3Major
MATH 407Advanced Calculus3Major
MATH 409General Topology3Major
MATH 427 or MATH 428 or MATH 429Excursions in Analysis: Real or Excursions in Analysis: Complex or Excursions in Analysis: Applied3Major
MATH 490Mathematics Expositions3Major
Mathematics concentration electives (see VCU advisor for course options)6Major
Electives Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits (300- or 400-level courses) to graduate from VCU.20Elective
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total120
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