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Intelligence Analysis (B.B.A.)

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Concentrations: National Security Intelligence, Global 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 241Mathematics 217Required for all concentrations.
ECON 200, 201ECO 201, 202Economics 201, 202Required for the Competitive Intelligence/Global Economic Perspective concentration.
REL 101REL 230, 231 or 232Religion 209Recommended, but not required for the major.
POSC 225PLS 130, 135 or 211Government 201Recommended, but not required for the major.
PSYC 101PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202Psychology 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. The IA sequence of major courses requires 3 years of study at JMU and typically begins in the sophomore year. Students who want to transfer after one year should plan their courses carefully to match general education requirements.

For more information:

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Intelligence Analysis Program
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students