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Intelligence Analysis (B.S.)

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Concentrations: National Security, Competitive Intelligence

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
MATH 220MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241MATH 217Required for all concentrations.
ECON 200, 201ECO 201, 202ECON 201, 202An option for the Competitive Intelligence concentration.
REL 101REL 230, 231 or 232REL 209Recommended, but not required for the major.
POSC 225PLS 130, 135 or 211GOVT 201Recommended, but not required for the major.
PSYC 101PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202PSY 201 and 202Recommended, but not required for the major.

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. There are no VCCS equivalents for IA courses.
2. To be eligible to apply for full admission to the major, students must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better: IA 200, IA 240, IA 261 and MATH 220. Students will be admitted on the competitive basis of their comgined performance in the 3 IA courses.
3. The IA sequence of major courses begins in the fall semester and requires 3 years at JMU. Students who want to transfer after one year should plan their courses carefully to match general education requirements.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Intelligence Analysis Program     
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Intelligence Analysis
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students