Concentrations: Advocacy Studies, Conflict Analysis and Intervention, Cultural Communication, Health Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication Studies, Organizational Communication Studies, Public Relations Studies
Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
GCOM 121, 122 or 123
CST 100, 105, 110 or 115
Speech 101 or 201
GCOM 121, 122 or 123 is a prerequisite for SCOM 240 and 241. See notes below.
May also transfer as GCOM 122
MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242
Required for the B.S. degree. See note #4.
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, itís 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. Once admitted to JMU, students must declare the communication studies major and register for SCOM 240 and 241 (must be taken concurrently). Admission to the SCOM major is based on availability to the most qualified students as determined by performance in SCOM 240 and SCOM 241. 2. No more than 9 credits of SCOM courses (including SCOM 240 and 241) taken at JMU before being accepted to the major may be counted toward the major once accepted. 4. Students must earn a C or better in all degree requirements. MATH 220 (statistics) is required as one of the math courses for the B.S. degree. 5. Students interested in the B.A. degree are strongly encouraged to begin their foreign language at the community college.