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|
See advising note #1
|ENG 222||ENG 230, 236, 237, 250, 256, 260, 267, 268, 276 or 278||No equivalent||See advising note #1|
|ENG 235||ENG 243 or 245||ENGL 203||See advising note #1|
|ENG 236||ENG 244 or 245||ENGL 204|
|ENG 239||ENG 251, 252, 255 or 257||ENGL 202|
|ENG 247||ENG 241 or 246||ENGL 205||See advising note #1|
|ENG 248||ENG 242 or 246||ENGL 206|
|ENG 260||ENG 253||ENGL 214|
|PSYC 160||PSY 230 or 231 and 232||PSY 250||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.|
|EDUC 300||EDU 200||No equivalent||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure. Students must earn a grade of B or better to meet secondary education requirements.|
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. Majors must take 3 of the ENG courses listed above, with the following caveats: one course must be either ENG 235 or 247, and either ENG 221 or 222 will count for the major, but not both.
2.Students pursuing a BA degree must demonstrate intermediate 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.
3. 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