The following courses will meet JMU's General Education requirements. Please note: These suggestion are for students who are not earning a transferable associate degree. If you are earning the degree, you do not need to match up your curriculum with General Education; the degree itself fulfills those requirements. Click here to access the current General Education Program Planner.

This list is for students who have not yet entered JMU. Current JMU students should consult the General Education web site, as there are some courses that are not transferable once a student has matriculated at JMU.

Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century

choose one from each group, 9 credit hours

Critical Thinking


JMU Course: BUS 160

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: BUS 100
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: PHIL 120

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PHI 111 or 115
  • RBC Course Equivalent: PHIL 121

JMU Course: UNST 001*

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: ITE 119
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

Human Communication


JMU Course: SCOM 121, 122 or 123

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: CST 100, 105, 110, 115 or 200
  • RBC Course Equivalent: SPCH 101 or 201

Writing


JMU Course: WRTC 103

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: ENG 112
  • RBC Course Equivalent: ENGL 101

Cluster Two: Arts and Humanities

choose one from each group, 9 credit hours

Human Questions and Contexts


JMU Course: AMST 200

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: HUM 211 or 212
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: HIST 101 or 102

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: HIS 111 or 112
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: HUM 250, 251, or 252

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: HUM 201, 202, 215, 259 or 260 or PHI 260
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: PHIL 101

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PHI 100, 101, 102, 200, 211 or 212
  • RBC Course Equivalent: PHIL 101

JMU Course: REL 101

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: REL 230, or 231 and 232
  • RBC Course Equivalent: REL 209

Visual and Performing Arts


JMU Course: ART 200, ARTH 205 or 206

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: ART 100, 101, 102, 105, 111, 112, 201 or 202
  • RBC Course Equivalent: ART 201, 202 or 231

JMU Course: MUS 200

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MUS 121
  • RBC Course Equivalent: MUS 103

JMU Course: THEA 210

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: CST 130 or 141
  • RBC Course Equivalent: THEA 201

Literature


JMU Course: ENG 221, 222, 235, 236, 239, 247 248 or 260 or HUM 200

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: ENG 230, 233, 236, 237, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 256, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260, 267, 268, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 276 or 278 or HUM 111 or 112
  • RBC Course Equivalent: ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 211, 212, 213 or 214

Cluster Three: The Natural World

choose one from each group, 7-10 credits

Quantitative Reasoning


JMU Course: MATH 001*

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MTH 128, 129, 145, 150, 169, 180, 181 or 182
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: MATH 011*

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MTH 241
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: MATH 103 The Nature of Math

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MTH 151, 152 or 170
  • RBC Course Equivalent: MATH 105, 110

JMU Course: MATH 205 Introductory Calculus

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MTH 175, 213, 270 or 271
  • RBC Course Equivalent: MATH 207

JMU Course: MATH 235 Calculus I

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MTH 173, 175 and 176 or 273
  • RBC Course Equivalent: MATH 201

JMU Course: MATH 220 Elementary Statistics

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: MTH 146, 157, 240 or 241 and 242
  • RBC Course Equivalent: MATH 217

Physical Systems


JMU Course: ASTR 120

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: NAS 130 or 131 or PHY 150
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: ASTR 121

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: NAS 132
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: CHEM 120, 120L

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: CHM 101 or 121 and 122
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: CHEM 131, 131L

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: CHM 111
  • RBC Course Equivalent: CHEM 101

JMU Course: ISAT 112

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: No equivalent
  • RBC Course Equivalent: CHEM 110, 110L

JMU Course: ISCI 101

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: CHM 110 or PHY 100, 101 or 121 or ENV 220
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: PHYS 140, 140L

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PHY 201 or 231
  • RBC Course Equivalent: PHYS 101

JMU Course: PHYS 240, 240L

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PHY 241
  • RBC Course Equivalent: PHYS 201

Natural Systems


JMU Course: BIO 140

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: BIO 101
  • RBC Course Equivalent: BIO 101

JMU Course: BIO 270

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: BIO 141 and 142 or 231 and 232
  • RBC Course Equivalent: BIO 205 and 206

JMU Course: BIO 103

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: BIO 106 or 145 or NAS 161 and 162
  • RBC Course Equivalent: BIO 101

JMU Course: GEOL 102

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: BIO 107, ENV 121, GOL 106 or 110
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: GEOL 110

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: GOL 105
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: GEOL 211

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: GOL 111
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes

choose one from each group, 7 credit hours

The American Experience


JMU Course: HIST 225

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: HIS 121 and 122
  • RBC Course Equivalent: HIST 201

JMU Course: POSC 225

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PLS 130, 135 or 211
  • RBC Course Equivalent:

The Global Experience


JMU Course: ANTH 195

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: SOC 210 or 211
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

JMU Course: ECON 200

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: ECO 201
  • RBC Course Equivalent: ECON 201

JMU Course: GEOG 200

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: GEO 220, 221 or 222
  • RBC Course Equivalent: GEO 101

JMU Course: SOCI 001*

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: SOC 268
  • RBC Course Equivalent: No equivalent

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community

choose one from each group, 6 credit hours

Wellness


JMU Course: HTH 100

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: HLT 110, 116 or 160
  • RBC Course Equivalent: HLTH 225

Socialcultural Dimension


JMU Course: PSYC 101

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202
  • RBC Course Equivalent: PSY 201 and 202

JMU Course: PSYC 160

  • VCCS Course Equivalent: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC Course Equivalent: PSY 250

*Not a specific class at JMU, but satisfies general education requirement for this group/cluster.

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