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VCCS Course Equivalents for JMU's General Education Program


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 view the current General Education Requirements Checklist.

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.

JMU Course

VCCS Course Equivalent

Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century (choose one from each group, 9 credit hours)

Critical Thinking

BUS 160    

PHIL 120   

Critical Thinking

BUS 100

PHI 111 or 115

Human Communication

SCOM 121, 122 or 123

Human Communication

CST 100, 105, 110, 115 or 200 (the old course prefix was SPD)

Writing

WRTC 103

Writing

ENG 112

Cluster Two: Arts and Humanities (choose one from each group, 9 credit hours)

Human Questions and Contexts

AMST 200

HIST 101 or 102

HUM 250, 251 or 252

PHIL 101

REL 101

Human Questions and Contexts

HUM 211 or 212

HIS 111 or 112

HUM 201, 202, 215 or 260 or REL 233

PHI 100, 101, 102, 200, 211, 212 or 260

REL 230, 231 or 232

Visual and Performing Arts

ART 200, ARTH 205 or 206

MUS 200, 203 or 206

THEA 210

Visual and Performing Arts

ART 100, 101, 102, 105, 111, 112, 201 or 202

MUS 121, 122 or 125

CST 130 or 141

Literature

ENG 235, 236, 239, 247, 248 or 260

HUM 200

Literature

ENG 230, 236, 237, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 265 or 268; HUM 111 or 259

Cluster Three: The Natural World (choose one from each group, 7-10 credit hours)

Please note: Your intended major may require specific math and/or science courses. Check the major guides for details.

Group I (Mathematics)

MATH 001 (meets math requirement)

MATH 103 The Nature of Math

MATH 205 Introductory Calculus

MATH 235 Calculus I

MATH 220 Elementary Statistics

Group I (Mathematics)

MTH 128, 129, 145, 150, 180, 181 or 182

MTH 151, 152 or 170

MTH 175, 213, 270 or 271

MTH 173, 175 and 176 or 273

MTH 146, 157, 240 or 241 and 242

Group 2 (Science)

CHEM 120, 120L

CHEM 131, 131L

ISCI 001

PHYS 140, 140L

PHYS 240, 140L

Group 2 (Science)

CHM 101; CHM 121 and 122

CHM 111

CHM 100, 101 or 110; PHY 100, 101, 102, 121 or 201

PHY 201

PHY 231 or 241

Group 3 (Science)

ASTR 120

ASTR 121

BIO 114

BIO 270

BIO 003

GEOL 002

GEOL 115

GEOL 110

GEOL 200

GEOL 211

Group 3 (Science)

NAS 130 or 131

NAS 132

BIO 114 (only offered at Blue Ridge Community College)

BIO 141 and 142 or 231 and 232

BIO 101, 102, 105, 106 or 145

GOL 105 or NAS 215

BIO 107

GOL 105

GOL 105, 106 or 110

GOL 111 or MAR 101

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes (choose one from each group, 7 credits hours)

The American Experience

HIST 225

POSC 225

The American Experience

HIS 121 and 122

PLS 130, 135 or 211

The Global Experience

ANTH 195

ECON 200

GEOG 200

SOCI 110

The Global Experience

SOC 210 or 211

ECO 201

GEO 220

SOC 268

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community (choose one from each group, 6 credit hours)

Wellness

HTH 100

Wellness

HLT 110, 116 or 160

Sociocultural Dimension

PSYC 101

PSYC 160

SOCI 140

Sociocultural Dimension

PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202

PSY 230 or PSY 231and 232

SOC 265