Communication Studies (B.A., B.S.)
Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)
|JMU Course||VCCS Course||RBC Course||Notes|
|SCOM 242||CST 200||No equivalent||May also transfer as SCOM 122|
|SCOM 121, 122 or 123||CST 100, 105, 110 or 115||Speech 101 or 201||SCOM 121, 122 or 123 is a prerequisite for SCOM 240 and 241. See notes below.|
|SCOM 248||CST 229||No equivalent|
|SCOM 344||CST 137||No equivalent|
|SCOM 320||CST 126||No equivalent|
|MATH 220||MTH 146 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 and 242||Mathematics 217||Required for the B.S. degree. See note #3.|
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. Students pursuing a BA degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either through the JMU foreign language placement exam or coursework). 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
School of Communication Studies
Advising guides by community college
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Communication Studies
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students