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Computer Science (B.S.)

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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 CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
CS 139CSC 201 or ITP 120 CSCI 211
CS 159ITP 220CSCI 212
CS 240CSC 202 or ITP 200No equivalent
CS 261CSC 205No equivalentCSC 205 must be approved by the JMU CS Department to transfer as CS 261. If not approved, it will transfer as CS 000.
CS/MATH 227MTH 286 or MTH 287 or CSC 208No equivalent
MATH 235MTH 173 or MTH 175 and 176 or MTH 273MATH 201
MATH 220MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242 MATH 217


Advising Notes

Please 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. CS 139 is the prerequisite for CS 159, a major requirement. Students who transfer without the equivalent of CS 159 will not be able to complete the CS major in two years. Please Note: Students transferring with the equivalent of CS 139 and CS 240 will have CS 159 waived, and will be able to complete the degree in two years.
2. Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of CS 159 (or for whom this class is waived) are granted full admission to the CS major. Other transfer students are subject to the same admission requirements as non-transfer students.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Computer Science
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Computer Science
Advising guides by community college


JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students