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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

  1. JMU has an articulation agreement with Northern Virginia Community College. Students transferring from NOVA should contact their Counseling Center for more information.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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