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History (B.A.)

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Concentrations: Public History

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
HIST 101, 102HIS 111, 112No equivalentBoth are history major core requirements.
HIST 225HIS 121 and 122History 201 and 202See note #2
HIST 201, 202HIS 101, 102History 101, 102See note #2
PSYC 160PSY 230 or 231 and 232Psychology 250Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.
EDUC 300EDU 200No equivalentRequired for students pursuing teacher licensure.

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 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 GHIST 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).
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