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International Affairs (B.A.)

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Concentrations: International Relations, Comparative Study

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
ECON 200, 201ECO 201, 202Economics 201, 202
MATH 220 (see advising notes)MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241Mathematics 217
POSC 230PLS 241Government 202
POSC 240PLS 140Government 203
Foreign LanguageNo equivalent (see advising notes)No equivalent (see advising notes)
POSC 370PLS 242No equivalentPOSC 370 is an option under the INTA core.

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. 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. SPN 111-112 and 211-212 in the VCCS, or Spanish 201-202 at RBC). 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.

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