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Psychology (B.A., B.S.)

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Concentrations: Behavior Analysis

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

NOTE: The word "AND" between VCCS course numbers indicate JMU credit will be awarded for the completion of the VCCS sequence.

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
PSYC 101PSY 200 or PSY 201 and 202Psychology 201 and 202
MATH 220 (recommended), or MATH 205 or 235MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 or MTH 173 or MTH 175 or MTH 213 or MTH 270 or MTH 271 or MTH 273Mathematics 217 or 201 or 207
PSYC 210PSY 213No equivalentOnly at NVCC, JTCC and BRCC
PSYC 211PSY 211No equivalentOnly at NVCC
PSYC 160PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232Psychology 250Will count as elective in the major
PSYC 235PSY 105Psychology 291Will count as elective in the major


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. Transfer students who complete courses prior to matriculation at JMU that are the equivalent of GPSYC 101 and a 200-level math course (statistics or calculus) are automatically admitted to the major (see above for equivalencies). Students who transfer without one or both of these courses may apply to the major during their first semester at JMU. See the Department of Psychology web site for more information. Please Note: After admission to the psychology major it takes at least 4 semesters to graduate from JMU, so it is strongly recommended that students complete the required introductory psychology and math courses prior to admission to JMU.
2. Because of the sequencing of major courses, students should consider completing, or at least beginning, the PSYC 210-211 sequence in the summer if possible. These courses are the prerequisites to all upper-division area requirements and are typically completed by JMU students during their sophomore year.
3. Students interested in the B.A. degree are strongly encouraged to begin their foreign language at the community college.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Psychology
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students