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2021-2022

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

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Business Administration (Reynolds 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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2021-2022

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

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.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s 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 Virginia Wizard.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.

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
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s 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 Virginia Wizard.
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
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).
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

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

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 ArtsHumanities/Fine Arts/Literature ElectiveVCU equivalent3General education
MTH 161Precalculus IMATH 1413General education
HISHistory elective (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 121, 122HIST3General 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, 122HIST3General education
ACC 211Principles of Accounting IACCT 2033Major (Business Foundation)
CST 100 or CST 110Public SpeakingBUSN 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, 252ENGL3General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 101, CHM 111, CHM 112, GOL 105, PHY 101, PHY 201, PHY 202VCU equivalent4General education
Transfer ElectiveTransfer ElectiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
INFO 300Information technology Infrastructure3Major
INFO 320Business Intelligence and Data Mining3Major
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
INFOApproved INFO electives (select two): see VCU advisor for course options6Major
BUSN 301Career and Professional Development1Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 499Business Knowledge Exam0Major (Ancillary)
FIRE 311Financial Management3Major (Ancillary)
INFO 202Introduction to E-Business Technologies (prerequisite for upper-level INFO courses)3Major (Ancillary)
INFO 360Business Information Systems3Major (Ancillary)
MATH 211Mathematical Structures (prerequisites for upper-level INFO courses)3Major (Ancillary)
MKTG 301Marketing Principles3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 303Creativity and Ideation3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 310Managing People in Organizations3Major (Ancillary)
MGMT 434Strategic Management3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 301Business Statistics I3Major (Ancillary)
SCMA 320Production/Operations Management3Major (Ancillary)
BUSN 323Legal Environment of Business (or FIRE 325 or FIRE 459)3Major (Ancillary)
Credits completed at VCU64
Bachelor's degree total125
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