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Sociology (B.A., B.S.)

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Concentrations: Environment, Technologies and Innovations, Political and Global Analysis, Community Action and Evaluation, Markets and Cultures

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

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
SOCI 110SOC 268Sociology 204Required for the major
SOCI 140SOC 265No equivalentRequired for the major
SOCI 276SOC 215Sociology 253Will count as an elective in the major
SOCI 101SOC 201Sociology 201Not required for the major, but will serve as a prerequisite for SOC 200 if SOCI 265 or 268 are not offered at the community college.

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.

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
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students