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Geology (B.S.)

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Concentrations: Environmental and Engineering Geology, General Geology

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
GEOL 110GOL 105No equivalent
GEOL 280GOL 207No equivalent
CHEM 131, 131L, 132, 132LCHM 111, 112Chemistry 101, 102
MATH 235MTH 173 or MTH 273 or MTH 175 and 176Mathematics 201
MATH 236 OR MATH 220MTH 174 or MTH 274 OR MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242Mathematics 217
PHYS 140, 140L, 150, 150L or 240, 240L, 250, 250LPHY 201, 202 or PHY 231, 232 or PHY 241, 242Physics 101, 102 or 201, 202


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. Students should complete as many of the above chemistry, physics and math requirements at the community college as possible. The Geology Department recommends that these courses be completed before enrolling in geology courses numbered 300 and higher.
2. Students who transfer with a transferable associate's degree and the above chemistry, physics and math courses will be able to progress through the major and should be able to finish their degree in two years.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students