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Geographic Science (B.A., B.S.)

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Concentrations: Applied Geographic Information Science (AGIS), Environmental Conservation, Sustainability and Development

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

NOTE: The word "AND" between VCCS course numbers indicate JMU credit will be awarded for the completion of the VCCS sequence.

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
GEOG 210GEO 200No equivalentCore requirement
GEOG 215GIS 200No equivalentCore requirement
GEOG 280GEO 210No equivalentCore requirement
MATH 220MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242MATH 217Core requirement
GEOG 200GEO 220, GEO 221 or GEO 222GEO 101Will count as an elective for both concentrations.

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.

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
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Geographic Science
Geographic Science Program

JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students