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

JMU Course: See advising notes

  • VCCS equivalents:
  • RBC equivalents:
  • NOTE: See advising note #1

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. What is ISAT? Download the ISAT FAQs to learn more.

2.There are no direct equivalent courses for ISAT courses at the community college, however the department recommends the following VCCS and RBC courses which may be applied to the major:

VCCS Courses
MTH 173 or 263 or 273, or 175 and 176 (must take both 175 and 176 to get credit)
ITP 110 or ITP 112
PHY 201 and 202, 231 and 232, or 241 and 242 (preferred) 
MTH 146, 155, 157, 240 or 245, or 241 and 242 (must take both 241 and 242 to get credit) 
CHM 111
BIO 101 
BIO 106 or 107
BIO 206
CHM 112 or BIO 102

RBC Courses
MATH 201
PHYS 101 and 102 or 201 and 202 (preferred)
MATH 217
CHEM 101
BIO 101, 101L
CHEM 102 or BIO 102

3. JMU has an articulation agreement with Northern Virginia Community College. Students transferring from NOVA should contact their Counseling Center for more information.
4. Transfer students can easily complete the required courses for the ISAT degree in two years. Seats in ISAT courses are guaranteed for ISAT majors. ISAT 211, 231, and 131 are usually offered in the summer for students who want to get an early start.

5. For some sectors, students can take the equivalent foundation courses at the community college:

Sector Foundation Course VCCS Equivalent RBC Equivalent
Environment ISAT 112 CHM 111 CHEM 101
Energy ISAT 212 PHY 231-232 or 241-242 and MTH 173 & 174 or 263 & 264 PHYS 201 and 202
IKM ISAT 252 ITP 110 or 112 No equivalent

For more information:

Major Snapshot
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
Advising guides by community college    
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Integrated Science and Technology

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