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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Reynolds Community College)
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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. Public accountants are generally employed by firms and serve as an independent third party to review, attest to other organizations' or individuals' financial documents, and may gain experience working with a variety of industries. Private or corporate accountants are employed by a company and typically develop management accounting expertise in their individual companies and industries. Government accountants examine and prepare the financial records of various government agencies.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Accounting Technician
  • Audit Accountant
  • Audit Associate
  • Auditor
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Junior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Associate
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
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

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 200 or BUSN 212
  • SCMA 301
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, 2.5+ upper-level accounting GPA to graduate

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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

Reynolds 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 Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • 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.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to accounting through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Join a professional organization related to accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • 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.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes and use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester.
  • 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
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to accounting through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Create 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.
  • Use SDV 100 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.
  • 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.
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 accounting: Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • 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.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Business Administration)

Reynolds 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
BUS 100Introduction to BusinessBUSN 2013Major (Ancillary)
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness ElectiveVCU equivalent1Elective
Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect any approved humanities/fine arts electiveVCU equivalent3General education
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122VCU equivalent3General education
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 261Applied CalculusBUSN 2123Major (Ancillary)
ITE 140Spreadsheet SoftwareINFO 1653Elective
ECO 201Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 2113Major (Ancillary)
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122VCU equivalent3General education
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Ancillary)
CSTSelect either CST 100 Public Speaking or CST 110 Introduction to CommunicationsBUSN 2253Major (Ancillary)
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, GOL 105, PHY 101, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
ECO 202Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 2103Major (Ancillary)
ACC 212Principles of Accounting IIACCT 2043Major (Ancillary)
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252VCU equivalent3General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, CHM 112, GOL 105, PHY 101, PHY 201, PHY 202.VCU equivalent4General education
Transfer ElectiveTransfer ElectiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
ACCT 301Federal Income Taxation for Individuals3Major
ACCT 303Intermediate Accounting I3Major
ACCT 304Intermediate Accounting II3Major
ACCT 305Intermediate Accounting III3Major
ACCT 306Cost Accounting3Major
ACCT 307Accounting Systems3Major
ACCT 406Auditing3Major
ACCT 408Data Analytics for Accountants3Major
INFO/SCMASelect one of the following: INFO 320, SCMA 302, SCMA 3033Major
Approved data analytics elective (select two): INFO 320, SCMA 303, SCMA 339, SCMA 430, SCMA 4406Major
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business3Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 301Career and Professional Development1Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434Strategic Management 3Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320Production/Operations Management3Major (Ancillary)
Select one of the following: BUSN 400, BUSN 401, MGMT 3193Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU61
Bachelor's degree total122
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