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 Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|GEOL 102 or 110||GOL 105, 106 or 110 or ENV 121 or NAS 101 and 102 or NAS 215||No equivalent|
|GEOL 280||GOL 207||No equivalent|
|GEOL 350||GOL 206||No equivalent||For the General Geology concentration|
|CHEM 131, 131L, 132, 132L||CHM 111, 112||CHEM 101, 102|
|MATH 235||MTH 173 or MTH 273 or MTH 175 and 176||MATH 201|
|MATH 236 OR MATH 220||MTH 174 or MTH 274 OR MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242||MATH 217|
|PHYS 140, 140L, 150, 150L or 240, 240L, 250, 250L||PHY 201, 202 or PHY 231, 232 or PHY 241, 242||PHYS 101, 102 or 201, 202|
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 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:
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students