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English (B.A.)

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Concentrations: American Literature, British Literature, Creative Writing, World Literature

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

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
ENG 235ENG 243 or 245English 203Majors must take 3 of the courses listed on the left, one of which must be 235 or 247.
ENG 236ENG 244 or 245English 204
ENG 239ENG 251, 252, 255 or 257English 202
ENG 247ENG 241 or 246English 205
ENG 248ENG 242 or 246English 206
ENG 260ENG 253English 214


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. 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
RTEA Curriculum Guides
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students