Concentrations: None

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: MATH 220, Elementary Statistics

  • VCCS equivalents: MTH 155 or MTH 245
  • RBC equivalents: MATH 217

JMU Course: PHIL 120, Critical Thinking

  • VCCS equivalents: PHI 115, PHI 111
  • RBC equivalents: PHIL 121
  • NOTE: Recommended, but not required for the major.

JMU Course: REL 101, Religions of the World

  • VCCS equivalents: REL 230
  • RBC equivalents: REL 209
  • NOTE: Recommended, but not required for the major.

JMU Course: POSC 225, U.S. Government

  • VCCS equivalents: PLS 135
  • RBC equivalents: GOVT 201
  • NOTE: Recommended, but not required for the major.

JMU Course: PSYC 101, General Psychology

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 200
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 201 and 202
  • NOTE: Recommended, but not required for the major.

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. There are no VCCS equivalents for IA courses.
  2. To be eligible to apply for full admission to the major, students must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better: IA 200, IA 240, and IA 261. Students will be admitted on the competitive basis of their combined performance in the 3 IA courses.
  3. The IA sequence of major courses begins in the fall semester and requires 3 years at JMU. Students who want to transfer after one year should plan their courses carefully to match general education requirements.
  4. Students must also complete a minor or a second major in another field (18 credits minimum).

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