Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
NOTE: The word "AND" between VCCS course numbers indicate JMU credit will be awarded for the completion of the VCCS sequence.
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|CHEM 131, 131L, 132, 132L||CHM 111, 112||Chemistry 101, 102|
|MATH 235||MTH 173 or MTH 273 or MTH 175 and 176||Mathematics 201|
|MATH 236||MTH 174 or MTH 274||No equivalent|
|PHYS 240, 140L and 250, 150L||PHY 231, 232 or PHY 241, 242||Physics 201, 202|
|CHEM 241, 241L||CHM 241 and 242 and 243 and 244||Chemistry 230 and 231||Students who complete a full year, including labs, of organic chemistry at the community college will receive credit for the first semester and lab at JMU and 4 additional elective credits that can be applied toward graduation but not as hours toward the chemistry major or minor. Chemistry majors must then take the 2nd semester of organic chemistry, CHEM 242, 242L once they transfer.|
Advising NotesPlease Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, it’s designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.
1. Students who transfer in with an approved associate degree are considered to have met all of JMU's general education requirements. These students will have only math and science courses left to complete their degree at JMU. Because of course sequencing and the rigor of the program, students may need more than 4 semesters to complete the degree. Additionally, students may have to take elective courses to maintain a full-time course load, which may result in graduating with more than 120 credits.
2. Students seeking teacher licensure in chemistry must also complete the pre-professional secondary education program. See links below for more information on teacher education for transfer students, and the Regional Teacher Education Agreement (RTEA) between JMU and Blue Ridge, Lord Fairfax, and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
For more information:Major Snapshot
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Secondary Education Program
Admission to Teacher Education
RTEA Curriculum Guides
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students