Often students come into the IdLS major expecting courses they took in other majors to count for IdLS credit. Some course do, others do not, however we do evaluate each student's transcript individually. 

What courses will not count? 

There are NO math courses at JMU or any other college or university to substitute for MATH 107. 

There is NO single math course at JMU, BRCC, LFCC, or PVCC that will substitute for MATH 108 or 207. Courses from other institutions will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

There are NO IdLS courses for which MATH 205 substitutes. 

PSYC 101 does not fulfill an IdLS requirement. 

Music theory, music performance, marching band, drawing, language, community service, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology courses will not be counted as IdLS coursework. 

Other courses will be reviewed as they are presented. 

What courses might count? 

If you have taken an earth science course, chemistry, or biology (anatomy and physiology will not count toward this requirement), with labs, these will be considered, based on grade at completion, as substitutions for the ISCI 170 series requirements. 

Literature courses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Courses taken at the 300 and 400 level in the Humanities and Social Sciences are evaluated for concentration credit based on content and grade at completion. 

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