Public Policy and Administration (B.S.)
Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|POSC 225||PLS 130 or PLS 135 or PLS 211||GOVT 201||For both concentrations|
|PPA 265||PBS 100||No equivalent||For both concentrations|
|ECON 200||ECO 201||ECON 201||For both concentrations|
|MATH 220 (see advising notes)||MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241||MATH 217||For both concentrations|
|POSC 302||PLS 136||GOVT 299||An option for both concentrations|
|COB 241||ACC 211||BUS 201||An option for Public Management|
|PPA 381||PBS 116||No equivalent||An option for Public Management|
|PPA 412||PBS 240||No equivalent||An option for Public Management|
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 PPA 295, a core requirement.
2. The Public Management concentration requires at least one business course. Differential tuition for the College of Business took effect Fall 2014. Students will be charged an additional $50 per credit for all COB courses (with the exception of ECON 200). Click here for more information.
For more information:Major Snapshot
Department of Political Science/Public Policy and Administration
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Publick Policy and Administration
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JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students