Philosophy and Religion (B.A., B.S.)
Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|PHIL 101||PHI 100 or PHI 101 or PHI 102 or PHI 200 or PHI 211 or PHI 212||PHIL 101||Not required for Philosophy, but serves as a prerequisite for some upper-division PHIL courses.|
|PHIL 218||PHI 265||No equivalent||For Interdisciplinary Philosophy and Religion|
|PHIL 250||PHI 112||No equivalent||For Philosophy|
|PHIL 262||PHI 225 or PHI 227||No equivalent||For Philosophy|
|REL 101||REL 230 or REL 231 and 232||REL 209||For Religion|
|REL 201||REL 200||REL 219||For Religion|
|REL 202||REL 210 or REL 215||REL 220||For Religion|
|REL 305||REL 233||No equivalent||For Religion|
|REL 340||REL 246 or 247||No equivalent||For Religion|
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. Most students will be able to finish the major in two years.
2. The B.A. degree requires intermediate proficiency in a foreign language and a philosophy course. The philosophy requirement can double-count with major requirements, so philosophy majors will automatically meet it by following the major. Religion majors may need to take one extra philosophy course, depending on courses transferred. 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 Philosophy and Religion
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Philosophy and Religion
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students