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Integrated Science and Technology (B.S.)

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Concentrations: Applied Biotechnology, Energy, Engineering and Manufacturing, Environment, Information and Knowledge Management, Telecommunications

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
See advising note #1


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 direct equivalent courses for ISAT courses at the community college, however the department recommends the following VCCS (RBC) courses which may be applied to the major:

MTH 173 or 273, or 175 and 176 (must take both 175 and 176 to get credit) (RBC: Mathematics 201)
CSC 110 or ITP 112 (RBC: no equivalent)
PHY 231 and 232, or 241 and 242 (RBC: Physics 201 and 202)
MTH 146, 157, 240, or 241 and 242 (must take both 241 and 242 to get credit)(RBC: Mathematics 217)
CHM 111 (RBC: Chemistry 101)
BIO 101 (RBC: Biology 101, 101L)
BIO 106 or 107 (RBC: no equivalent)
BIO 206 (RBC: no equivalent)
CHM 112 or BIO 102 (RBC: Chemistry 102 or Biology 102)

2. JMU has an articulation agreement with Northern Virginia Community College. Students transferring from NOVA should contact their Counseling Center for more information.
3. Transfer students can easily complete the required courses for the ISAT degree in two years. Seats in ISAT courses are guaranteed for ISAT majors. ISAT 211, 231, and 131 are usually offered in the summer for students who want to get an early start.
4. For some sectors, students can take the equivalent foundation courses at the community college:
Sector Foundation Course VCCS Equivalent RBC Equivalent
Environment GISAT 112 CHM 111 Chemistry 101
Applied Biotechnology GISAT 113 BIO 101 & 205 or 206 No equivalent
Energy ISAT 212 PHY 241-242 and MTH 173 & 174 Physics 201 and 202
IKM ISAT 252 ITP 110 or 112 No equivale


For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students