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: CHEM 120, Concepts of Chemistry or CHEM 131, 131L and 132, 132L, General Chemistry I, II (see note)

  • VCCS equivalents: CHM 101 or CHM 111 and 112 (see note)
  • RBC equivalents: CHEM 101 and 102 (see note)
  • NOTE: - VCCS students who elect not to take CHM 101 and instead choose CHM 111-112 must take both semesters to meet the prerequisite. 
    - RBC students must take both CHEM 101 and 102 to meet the prerequisite.

JMU Course: MATH 220, Elementary Statistics

  • VCCS equivalents: MTH 146 or MTH 155 or MTH 157 or MTH 240 or MTH 241 or MTH 245
  • RBC equivalents: MATH 217

JMU Course: BIO 270, 270L, Human Physiology and BIO 290, Human Anatomy

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 141 and 142 or BIO 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 205 and 206
  • NOTE: Students must take both semesters of A&P at the same institution in order to receive credit for BIO 270 and 290 at JMU.

JMU Course: BIO 245, 245L, General Microbiology

  • VCCS equivalents: BIO 150 or BIO 205 or NAS 185
  • RBC equivalents: BIO 211

JMU Course: PSYC 160, Life Span Human Development

  • VCCS equivalents: PSY 230 or PSY 231 and 232
  • RBC equivalents: PSY 250

JMU Course: NUTR 280, Nutrition for Wellness

  • VCCS equivalents: DIT 121 or HLT 230
  • RBC equivalents: HLTH 252

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.

Differential tuition for nursing students: Students will be charged an additional $90 per credit for all NSG courses. 

Information about the spring 2020 grading policy: Students interested in applying to the BSN once at JMU should NOT choose to replace a letter grade with a Pass+ in any of the courses that are required in the nursing admission process. These include BIO 141 and 142, BIO 150 or 205, CHM 101 or CHM 111 and 112, and MTH 245. A letter grade is required in these courses in order to apply to JMU's nursing program.

  1. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is not a direct admit program, and admission is competitive. Consult How to apply to the BSN Program on the Nursing Department web site for the requirements.
  2. Please Note: Transfer students typically wait at least one year before being admitted to Nursing. Students may therefore want to consider transferring before completing a transferable associate degree, and finish their General Education and/or Nursing prerequisites at JMU. If transferring with an associate’s degree, students may want to consider working on a minor, There may be prerequisite courses that can be taken as part of an associate’s degree for certain minors. 

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