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2021-2022

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Information Technology (Northern Virginia Community College)
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Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems prepares students for successful careers as information systems professionals through a curriculum that combines technical computing knowledge, skills and techniques with relevant business knowledge. The curriculum provides hands-on experience in supporting the secure delivery and management of information systems, buoys career success through rigorous academic inquiry, and supports the information systems needs of the business community-at-large throughout Greater Richmond.


REAL opportunities are found in INFO 491, INFO 492, and INFO 493.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems produces competitive graduates for entry-level roles in information technology (IT). Through hands-on training, alumni find positions in programming, software development, web development, networking, cyber security, and database administration. Students also build management skills and are well-suited to accept roles in management, business systems analysis, IT consulting, data analytics, and IT implementation. Departmental partnerships with private and public sector organizations allow resume- and skills-building opportunities. Our alumni are employed in all sectors of the economy including multinational companies, local small businesses, start-ups, and state and federal agencies.

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

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


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
  • SCMA 302
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.5+ cumulative GPA to declare

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Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Information Technology)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Browse careers related to Information Systems through the NOVA career planning system.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
ExperienceYear 2
  • 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 Professionals (AITP).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • 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 the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100 or SDV 101.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Information Systems through the NOVA career planning system.
  • 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

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.
  • Join a professional organization related to information systems: Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Speak with employers that visit campus throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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 the types of aid available at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science (accelerated masters degree option)

Northern Virginia Community College (Associate of Science: Information Technology)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 (or SDV 101)College 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
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
HIS ___Select 1: HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II OR HIS 111 History of World Civilization I OR HIS 112 History of World Civilization II OR HIS 121 United States History I OR HIS 122 United States History IIHIST3General education
Social/Behavioral Science #1ECO 201 Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Ancillary)
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Ancillary)
Technical elective 1BUS 100 Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Ancillary)
Technical elective 2ACC 211 Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Ancillary)
Technical elective 3ITE 140 Spreadsheet SoftwareINFO 1653Elective
CST 100 Select 1: CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking OR CST 110 Introduction to CommunicationBUSN 2253Major (Ancillary)
ITP Programming ElectiveITP 120 Java ProgrammingINFO 2024Major (Ancillary)
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 1: ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I OR ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II OR MUS 121 Music Appreciation I OR PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I OR REL 231 Religions of the World IVCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101 General Biology I OR CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I OR GOL 105 Physical Geology OR PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I OR PHY 150 Elements of Astronomy VCU equivalent4General education
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 1: CST 151 Film Appreciation I OR ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II OR ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I OR ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II OR ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I OR ENG 252 Survey of World Literature IIVCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101 General Biology I OR BIO 102 General Biology II OR CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I OR CHM 102 Introductory Chemistry II OR GOL 105 Physical Geology OR GOL 106 Historical Geology OR PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I OR PHY 102 Introduction to Physics II OR PHY 150 Elements of Astronomy VCU equivalent4General education
Social/Behavioral Science #2ECO 202 Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Ancillary)
Technical elective 4ACC 212 Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Ancillary)
Technical elective 5BUS 224 Statistical Analysis for BusinessSCMA 3014Major (Ancillary)
Northern Virginia Credits Transferred to VCU62
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 300Information technology Infrastructure3Major
INFO 320Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3Major
INFO 350Programming3Major
INFO 361Systems Analysis and Design3Major
INFO 364Database Systems3Major
INFO 370Fundamentals of Data Communications3Major
INFO 461Information Systems Planning and Project Management3Major
INFO 465Projects in Information Systems3Major
Approved INFO electives (select two): see VCU advisor for course options.6Major
BUSN 301Career and Professional Development1Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360Business Information Systems3Major (Ancillary)
MATH 211Mathematical Structures (prerequisite for upper-level INFO courses)3Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434Strategic Management 3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320Production/Operations Management3Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business (or FIRE 325 or FIRE 459)3Major (Ancillary)
Credits Completed at VCU58
Bachelor's degree total120
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