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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: HTH 100, Personal Wellness

  • VCCS equivalents: HLT 110 or HLT 116 or HLT 160
  • RBC equivalents: HLTH 225 or PE 109 or 117

JMU Course: HTH 150, Introduction to Health Sciences

  • VCCS equivalents: HLT 140
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent

JMU Course: HTH 210, Medical Terminology

  • VCCS equivalents: HIM 111 and 112*, 113 and 114 or HLT 141 or 143 and 144
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: *HIM 111 and 112 will only transfer as HTH 210 if taken as 3 credit courses.

JMU Course: CHEM 120, Concepts of Chemistry or CHEM 131, 131L, General Chemistry I or CHEM 132, 132L, General Chemistry II (see note)

  • VCCS equivalents: CHM 101, CHM 111 or CHM 112
  • RBC equivalents: CHEM 101 or CHEM 102
  • NOTE: Chemistry choice depends on pre-professional program.

JMU Course: MATH 220, Elementary Statistics

  • VCCS equivalents: MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242 or MTH 245
  • RBC equivalents: MATH 217

JMU Course: BIO 270, Human Physiology and BIO 290, Human Anatomy (see note #1)

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 141 and 142 or BIO 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 205 and 206
  • NOTE: Students must take both semesters of A&P at the same institution in order to receive credit for BIO 270 and 290 at JMU. 
    Pre-OT students: Please read note #4 if you are interested in JMU's MOT program.

JMU Course: BIO 280, Allied Health Microbiology (see note #1)

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 150 or BIO 205
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 211

JMU Course: MATH 205, Introductory Calculus I or MATH 235, Calculus I

  • VCCS equivalents: MTH 173 or MTH 175 or MTH 213 or MTH 261 or MTH 263 or MTH 270 or MTH 271 or MTH 273
  • RBC equivalents: MATH 201
  • NOTE: Calculus is required for some pre-professional health programs.

JMU Course: NUTR 280, Nutrition for Wellness (see note #2)

  • VCCS equivalents: DIT 121 or HLT 230
  • RBC equivalents: HLTH 252

JMU Course: CHEM 241, 241L, Organic Chemistry I with lab (see note)

  • VCCS equivalents: CHM 241 and 242 and 243 and 244 (or 245 and 246)
  • RBC equivalents: CHEM 230 and 231
  • NOTE: Students who complete a full year, including labs, of organic chemistry at the community college will receive credit for the first semester and lab at JMU and 4 or 5 additional elective credits that can be applied toward graduation. Will count for four of sixteen required elective credits; see note #2.

JMU Course: BIO 140, Foundations of Biology I (see note #2)

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 101
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 101, 101L

JMU Course: BIO 150, Foundations of Biology II (see note #2)

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 102
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 102, 102L

JMU Course: PHYS 140, 140L, College Physics I (see note #2)

  • VCCS equivalents: PHY 201
  • RBC equivalents: PHYS 101

JMU Course: PHYS 150, 150L, College Physics I (see note#2)

  • VCCS equivalents: PHY 202
  • RBC equivalents: PHY 102

JMU Course: PSYC 101, General Psychology (see note #2)

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 201 and 202 or PSY 210

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development (see note #2)

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 250

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 are required to take two of the following: BIO 270, BIO 280 and BIO 290. If credit for 270 and 290 is awarded, BIO 280 can count for four of sixteen required elective credits (see note #2).
2. Students must complete 16 credits of approved electives. Courses for which there are community college equivalents are BIO 140, BIO 150, BIO 280 (see note #1), NUTR 280, PHY 140, PHY 150, PSYC 101, PSYC 160 and PSYC 250.
3. For students who intend to pursue a post-graduate education in a professional health field, JMU offers advising for the following: Pre-dentistry, Pre-medicine, Pre-occupational Therapy, Pre-optometry, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-physical Therapy, Pre-physician Assistant and Pre-veterinary Medicine. More information can be found on the Pre-Professional Health Advising web site. 
4. For those interested in JMU's Occupational Therapy program, please note: students who complete anatomy & physiology I and II at the community college will receive credit for BIO 270 (Human Physiology) and 290 (Human Anatomy), however it is highly recommended that human anatomy be completed at JMU. BIO 414 and 514, Functional Anatomy for OTs, are required in the first year of the MOT program, and require a solid background in human anatomy. Students who  have completed a separate human anatomy course (as opposed to a combination of anatomy and physiology) tend to be more successful in the graduate level anatomy courses, therefore students who transfer these courses in may be advised to retake BIO 290 at JMU.
 

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Health Sciences
Pre-professional Health Programs       
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Health Sciences

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