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Public Policy and Administration (B.S.)

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Concentrations: Public Policy, Public Management. See course notes for recommendations by concentration

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

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
POSC 225PLS 130 or PLS 135 or PLS 211GOVT 201For both concentrations
PPA 265PBS 100No equivalentFor both concentrations
ECON 200ECO 201ECON 201For both concentrations
MATH 220 (see advising notes)MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 MATH 217 For both concentrations
POSC 302PLS 136GOVT 299An option for both concentrations
COB 241ACC 211BUS 201An option for Public Management
PPA 381PBS 116No equivalentAn option for Public Management
PPA 412PBS 240No equivalentAn option for Public Management

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 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