Concentrations: Applied Geographic Information Science (AGIS), Environmental Conservation, Sustainability and Development (ECSD), Custom Concentration

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

NOTE: The word "AND" between VCCS course numbers indicate JMU credit will be awarded for the completion of the VCCS sequence.

JMU Course: GEOG 210, Physical Geography

  • VCCS equivalents: GEO 200
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Core requirement

JMU Course: GEOG 215, Cartography and GIS

  • VCCS equivalents: GIS 200
  • RBC equivalents: No equivalent
  • NOTE: Core requirement

JMU Course: GEOG 280, Human Geography: The Cultural Landscape

  • VCCS equivalents: GEO 210
  • RBC equivalents: GEO 103
  • NOTE: Core requirement

JMU Course: MATH 220, Elementary Statistics

  • VCCS equivalents: MTH 155 or MTH 245
  • RBC equivalents: MATH 217
  • NOTE: Core requirement

JMU Course: GEOG 200, Geography: The Global Dimension

  • VCCS equivalents: GEO 220
  • RBC equivalents: GEO 101
  • NOTE: Will count as an elective for the AGIS and ECSD concentrations.

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. The Custom concentration allows students to work with a faculty member to create a sequence of courses around a theme of interest to the student. See some sample custom pathways.  
  2. Students pursuing a B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (either through the JMU foreign language placement exam or coursework). 

Updated 5/23

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