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|
|HIST 101, 102||HIS 111, 112||No equivalent||Both are history major core requirements.|
|HIST 225||HIS 121 and 122||HIST 201 and 202||See note #2|
|HIST 201, 202||HIS 101, 102||HIST 101, 102||See note #2|
|PSYC 160||PSY 230 or 231 and 232||PSY 250||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure in secondary education with an endorsement in social studies.|
|EDUC 300||EDU 200||No equivalent||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure in secondary education with an endorsement in social studies.|
|POSC 225||PLS 130, 135 or 211||GOVT 201||Required for students pursuing teacher licensure in secondary education with an endorsement in social studies.|
|ECON 200 or 201||ECO 201 or 202||ECON 201 or 202|
|GEOG 200 or 280||GEO 200, 210, 220, 221 or 222||GEO 101 or 103|
|POSC 369, 380 or 385||PLS 220, 225 or 230||No equivalent|
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 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.
2. History majors must take two 200-level history courses. HIS 121 and 122 transfer together as HIST 225, and count as one 200-level course. Students who take HIS 121 and 122 will need to take an additional 200-level history course (HIS 101 or 102 will fulfill this requirement). Students interested in teacher licensure for social studies must take HIST 225.
3. Students seeking teacher licensure in social studies must also complete the pre-professional secondary education program and the minor in interdisciplinary social science. See links below for more information on teacher education for transfer students.
For more information:Major Snapshot
Department of History
Interdisciplinary Social Science
Secondary Education Program
Admission to Teacher Education
Advising guides by community college
Career Guide to JMU Majors: History
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students