Philosophy and Religion (B.A.)
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||Philosophy 101||For Philosophy, also recommended for Religion|
|PHIL 250||PHI 112||No equivalent||For Philosophy|
|REL 200, 201, or 202||REL 100 or REL 200 or REL 207 or REL 210 or REL 215||Religion 219 or 220||For Religion|
|PHIL 270||PHI 220 or PHI 226||Philosophy 203||For Philosophy|
|PHIL 262||PHI 225 or PHI 227||No equivalent||For Philosophy|
|REL 101||REL 230 or REL 231||Religion 209||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. PHIR is a B.A. degree only, which 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