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Economics (B.A., B.S.)

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Concentrations: Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Political Economy, Socioeconomics

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
ECON 200, 201ECO 201, 202Economics 201, 201
MATH 205 OR 235MTH 173 or MTH 175 or MTH 213 or MTH 270 or MTH 271 or MTH 273Mathematics 201 or 207
COB 191BUS 220 or BUS 221 or MTH 241Mathematics 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.

Differential tuition for College of Business majors/minors to take effect Fall 2014. Students will be charged an additional $50 per credit for all COB courses (with the exception of ECON 200). Click here for more information.

1. Students may not transfer in more than 9 credits of economics that will count toward the major.
2. Students pursuing a BA degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either through the JMU foreign language placement exam or coursework). Please note that JMU does not grant transfer credit for the 101-102 levels of a foreign language that a student studied for two or more years in high school.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Economics
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Economics
College of Business
Advising Guides by Community College

JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students