Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|ENG 221||ENG 249, 273 or 274||No equivalent|
Majors must take 3 of the ENG courses listed on the left, with the following caveats:
1. One course must be either ENG 235 or 247.
2. Either ENG 221 or 222 will count for the major, but not both.
|ENG 222||ENG 230, 236, 237, 250, 256, 260, 267, 268, 276 or 278||No equivalent|
|ENG 235||ENG 243 or 245||English 203|
|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|
|PSYC 160||PSY 230 or 231 and 232||Psychology 250||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.|
|EDUC 300||EDU 200||No equivalent||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.|
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 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.
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.
For more information:Major Snapshot
Department of English
Secondary Education Program
Admission to Teacher Education
Career Guide to JMU Majors: English
Advising guides by community college
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students