Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|ENG 235||ENG 243 or 245||English 203||Majors must take 3 of the courses listed on the left, one of which must be 235 or 247.|
|ENG 236||ENG 244 or 245||English 204|
|ENG 239||ENG 251, 252, 255 or 257||English 202|
|ENG 247||ENG 241 or 246||English 205|
|ENG 248||ENG 242 or 246||English 206|
|ENG 260||ENG 253||English 214|
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. English is a B.A. degree only. The B.A. requires intermediate proficiency in a foreign language and a philosophy course. Students are strongly encouraged to begin their foreign language at the community college.
2. Students seeking teacher licensure in English 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 English
Secondary Education Program
Admission to Teacher Education
Advising guides by community college
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students