International Affairs (B.A.)
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|
|ECON 200, 201||ECO 201, 202||ECON 201, 202|
|MATH 220 (see advising notes)||MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241||MATH 217|
|POSC 230||PLS 241||GOVT 202|
|POSC 240||PLS 140||GOVT 203|
|Foreign Language (6 credits at the 300 level)||No equivalent (see advising notes)||No equivalent (see advising notes)|
|POSC 370||PLS 242||No equivalent||POSC 370 is an option under the INTA core.|
|GEOG 280||GEO 210||No equivalent||GEOG 280 is an option for both concentrations.|
|ANTH 195||SOC 210 or 211||No equivalent||ANTH 195 is an option for both concentrations.|
|SCOM 248||CST 229||No equivalent||SCOM 248 is an option for both concentrations.|
|Philosophy course for the B.A. degree||PHI 100, 101, 102, 112, 200, 211, 212, 220, 225, 226, 227, 265 or 276||PHIL 101, 201, 202 or 203||Not required to transfer; may be taken at JMU. Please Note: PHI 111 and 115 (VCCS) and PHIL 121 (RBC) will transfer but DO NOT count for the B.A. philosophy requirement.|
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. MATH 220 is the prerequisite for INTA 295, a core requirement.
2. Students should begin taking their foreign language at the community college, especially if they are just beginning it. The prerequisite for FL 300 at JMU is two years (4 semesters) of the language (i.e. SPA 101-102 and 201-202 in the VCCS, or SPAN 101-102 and 201-202 at RBC), or the appropriate score on the JMU foreign language placement test. 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.
3. International Affairs majors earn a B.A. degree. In addition to foreign language (which is met by the major requirements), the B.A. also requires a philosophy course; see course equivalents above for options.
For more information:Major Snapshot
Department of Political Science/International Affairs
Career Guide to JMU Majors: International Affairs
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students