Mason Core-VCCS Equivalency

Use the table below to look-up Mason core requirement course equivalencies within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Mason Core categories may have restrictions due to Major-specific policies, please consult the Majors at Mason page to see Mason Core requirements for a specific major. For a complete and dynamic list of transfer courses accepted at Mason reference the Transfer Credit Matrix maintained by the Office of Admissions. While this data is as accurate and current as possible, the University retains the right to revise a transfer credit evaluation at any time. This information is not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the university.

Regardless of course content, courses completed as lower-level (freshman or sophomore) will transfer to Mason as lower-level. For example, VCCS BIO 256 (4)= BIOL L311 (4). Equivalencies offered with an “L” designation do not negate the upper-level requirement. Equivalencies offered with a four-dash designation, such as COMM—- (3) are electives.

VCCS Course NumberVCCS Course NameVCCS
Credits
Mason Course NumberCourse NameMason
Credits
Mason Core Requirement
ENG-111College Composition I3ENGH-101Composition3Written Communication
CST-100Principles of Public Speaking3COMM-100Public Speaking3Oral Communication
CST-105Oral Communication3COMM-100Public Speaking3Oral Communication
CST-110Intro to Speech Communication3COMM-100Public Speaking3Oral Communication
SPD-100Principles of Public Speaking3COMM-100Public Speaking3Oral Communication
SPD-105Public Speaking3COMM-100Public Speaking3Oral Communication
SPD-110Intro to Speech Communication3COMM-100Public Speaking3Oral Communication
CST-126Interpersonal Communication3COMM-101Interperson and Group Interact3Oral Communication
SPD-115Small Group Communication3COMM-101Interperson and Group Interact3Oral Communication
BUS-270Interpers Dynamic in Bus Org3COMM-101Interperson and Group Interact3Oral Communication (or BUS 103)
ITE-115Intro to Computer Apps & Conce4IT-103Intro to Computing4Information Technology (All)
EGR-126Comp Programming Engineers3CDS-130Computing for Scientists3Information Technology (All)
ITE-120Principles of Info Systems3IT-103Intro to Computing3Information Technology (All)
CSC-155Computer Apps & Concepts3IT-103Intro to Computing3Information Technology (All)
IST-114Fund of Computer Info Syst3IT-103Intro to Computing3Information Technology (All)
ART-140Intro to Graphic Skills4AVT-180Computers in Creative Arts4Information Technology (All Except Ethics)
CSC-201Computer Science I4CS-112Intro Computer Programming4Information Technology (All Except Ethics)
EGR-120Intro to Engineering2ENGR-107Intro to Engineering2Information Technology (Ethics Only)
EGR-124Intro Engineering & Methods3ENGR-107Intro to Engineering3Information Technology (Ethics Only)
EGR-125Int Engineering Method3ENGR-107Intro to Engineering3Information Technology (Ethics Only)
MTH-151Math for Liberal Arts I3MATH-106Quantitative Reasoning3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-154Quantitative Reasoning3MATH-106Quantitative Reasoning3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-170Found in Contemporary Math3MATH-106Quantitative Reasoning3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-261Applied Calculus I3MATH-108Introductory Calculus with Business Applications3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-263Calculus I4MATH-113Analytic Geom & Calc I4Quantative Reasoning
MTH-173Calculus with Analytic Geom I5MATH-113Analytic Geom & Calc I5Quantative Reasoning
MTH-273Calculus I4MATH-113Analytic Geom & Calc I4Quantative Reasoning
MTH-180Finite Math l3MATH-111Linear Math Modeling3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-181Finite Math l3MATH-111Linear Math Modeling3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-182Finite Math II3MATH-110Intro Probability/Stat3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-240Statistics3STAT-250Introductory Statistics I3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-241Statistics I3STAT-250Introductory Statistics I3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-245Statistics I3STAT-250Introductory Statistics I3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-270Applied Calculus I3MATH-108Introductory Calculus with Business Applications3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-271Applied Calculus I3MATH-108Introductory Calculus with Business Applications3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-272Applied Calculus II3MATH-108Introductory Calculus with Business Applications3Quantative Reasoning
MTH-286Discrete Mathematics4MATH-125Discrete Mathematics I4Quantative Reasoning
MTH-287Mathematical Structure3MATH-125Discrete Mathematics I3Quantative Reasoning
ENG-125Major Writers in World Lit3ENGH-201Western Literary Masterworks3Literature
ENG-150Children's Literature3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
HUM 259Greek Mythology3CLAS-250Classical Mythology3Literature
ENG-255Major Writers in World Lit3ENGH-204Western Literary Masterworks3Literature
ENG-230Mystery/Literature & Film3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-233The Bible as Literature3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-236Intro to the Short Story3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-237Intro to Poetry3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-241Survey of Amercan Lit I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-242Survey of American Lit II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-243Survey of English Lit I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-244Survey of English Lit II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-245Major English Writers3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-246Major American Writers3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-247Survey of Popular Culture3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-249Survey of Asian-American Lit3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-250Children's Literature3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-251Survey of World Lit I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-252Survey of World Lit II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-253Survey Af-Am Literature I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-254Survey of Af-American Lit II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-255Major Writers in World Lit3ENGH-204Western Literary Masterworks3Literature
ENG-256Literature of Science Fiction3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-257Mythology3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-258Jane Austen: Selected Works3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-260Fantasy Fiction3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-265Modern Short Story3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-267Modern Novel3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-268Modern Drama3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-270Non-Western Lit Global Context3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-271Works of Shakespeare I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-272Works of Shakespeare II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-273Women in Lit I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-274Women in Lit II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-276Southern Literature3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-278Applachian Literature3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-279Film and Literature3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-281American Folklore I3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-282American Folklore II3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ENG-288Appalachian Folklore3ENGH-2---English Lit Elective3Literature
ART-100Art Appreciation3ARTH-101Introduction to the Visual Arts3Arts
ART-105Art in World Culture3ARTH-101Introduction to the Visual Arts3Arts
ARC-200History of Architecture4ARTH-103Introduction to Architecture4Arts
ART-101Hist & Appreciation of Art I3ARTH-200Survey of Western Art3Arts
ART-201History of Art I3ARTH-200Survey of Western Art3Arts
ART-202History of Art II3ARTH-201Survey of Western Art3Arts
ART-102Hist & Appreciation of Art II3ARTH-201Survey of Western Art3Arts
ART-103Hist Far East Art I3ARTH-203Survey of Asian Art3Arts
ART-106Hist Modern Art3ARTH-L362Twentieth-Century European Art3Arts
ART-131Fund of Design I4AVT-104Studio Fundamentals I4Arts
ART-133Visual Arts Foundation4AVT-104Studio Fundamentals I4Arts
ART-141Typography I4AVT-215Typography4Arts
ART-217Graphic Design I4AVT-215Typography4Arts
ART-121Drawing I4AVT-222Drawing I4Arts
ART-125Intro to Painting3AVT-232Painting I3Arts
ART-241Painting I4AVT-232Painting I4Arts
ART-223Etching I4AVT-243Printmaking I4Arts
ART-271Printmaking I4AVT-243Printmaking I4Arts
PHT-101Photography I3AVT-252Fundamentals of Photography3Arts
PHT-105Basic Photography3AVT-252Fundamentals of Photography3Arts
ART-175Photography Workshop4AVT-252Fundamentals of Photography4Arts
PHT-201Advanced Photography3AVT-253Introduction to Digital Photography3Arts
ART-231Sculpture I4AVT-262Sculpture I4Arts
ART-236Sculptural Ceramics4AVT-262Sculpture I4Arts
SPD-250The Art of Film3ENGH-L372Introduction to Film3Arts
CST-151Film Appreciation I3ENGH-L372Introduction to Film3Arts
ENG-211Creative Writing I3ENGH-396Introduction to Creative Writing3Arts
MUS-101Basic Musicianship I3MUSI-100Fundamentals of Music3Arts
MUS-102Basic Musicianship II3MUSI-100Fundamentals of Music3Arts
MUS-103Comprehensive Mus I3MUSI-100Fundamentals of Music3Arts
MUS-104Comprehensive Mus II3MUSI-100Fundamentals of Music3Arts
MUS-121Music Appreciation3MUSI-101Introduction to Classical Music3Arts
MUS-122Music Appreciation II3MUSI-101Introduction to Classical Music3Arts
MUS-126Intro to Music Lit3MUSI-101Introduction to Classical Music3Arts
MUS-225History of Jazz3MUSI-107Jazz and Blues in America3Arts
MUS-137Chorus2MUSI-L381University Chorale (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-237Chorus2MUSI-L381University Chorale (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-149Band2MUSI-L383Symphonic Band (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-249Band2MUSI-L383Symphonic Band (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-138Small Vocal Ensemble2MUSI-L385Chamber Singers (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-238Small Vocal Ensemble2MUSI-L385Chamber Singers (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-248Orchestra1MUSI-L387Symphony Orchestra1Arts
MUS-148Orchestra1MUSI-L387Symphony Orchestra1Arts
MUS-156Woodwinds Ensemble2MUSI-L485Chamber Ensemble (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-166String Ensemble2MUSI-L485Chamber Ensemble (1 credit)2Arts
MUS-186Percussion Ensemble1MUSI-L485Chamber Ensemble (1 credit)1Arts
SPD-130Intro to Theatre3THR-101Theatrical Medium3Arts
SPD-141Theatre Appr I3THR-101Theatrical Medium3Arts
CST-130Introduction to Theatre3THR-101Theatrical Medium3Arts
CST-141Theatre Appreciation I3THR-101Theatrical Medium3Arts
CST-231History of Theatre I3THR-150Drama/Stage/Society I3Arts
SPD-231Hist of Theatre I3THR-150Drama/Stage/Society I3Arts
CST-131Acting I3THR-210Acting I3Arts
SPD-131Acting I3THR-210Acting I3Arts
HIS-101History of Western Civ I3HIST-101Foundations Western Civ3Western Civilization
HIS-102History of Western Civ II3HIST-102Development Western Civ3Western Civilization
HIS-112History of Western Civ II3HIST-125Introduction to World History3Western Civilization
HIS-212Hist of England II3HIST L322Modern Britain3Western Civilization
HIS-225Topics in European History I3HIST-L388Topics in European Hist3Western Civilization
HIS-226Topics in European History II3HIST-L388Topics in European Hist3Western Civilization
HIS-267The Second World War3HIST-L388Topics in European Hist3Western Civilization
HIS-111History of World Civ I3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Western Civilization
HIS-135History of Contemporary World3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Western Civilization
HIS-243Hist Ancient World I3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Western Civilization
HIS-244Hist Ancient World II3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Western Civilization
HIS-256History of Japanese Culture3HIST L387Topics in Global History3Western Civilization
HUM-150Intro to Vietnam3HIST L387Topics in Global History3Western Civilization
HUM-201Suvey of Western Culture I3HIST-101Foundations Western Civ3Western Civilization
HUM-202Survey of Western Culture II3HIST-102Development Western Civ3Western Civilization
HUM-220Intro African-American Studies3AFAM-200Introduction to African American Studies3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC-212Prin of Anthropology II3ANTH-114Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC-211Prin of Anthropology I3ANTH-120Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution3Social and Behavioral Sciences
BUS-100Introduction to Business3BUS-100Business in American Society3Social and Behavioral Sciences
PLS-250Intro to Conflict Resolution3CONF-101Conflict and Our World3Social and Behavioral Sciences
ADJ-100Survey of Criminal Justice3CRIM-100Introduction to Criminal Justice3Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECO-120Survey of Economics3ECON-100Economics for the Citizen3Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECO-202Prin of Microeconomics3ECON-103Contemporary Microeconomic Principles3Social and Behavioral Sciences
ECO-201Prin of Macroeconomics3ECON-104Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles3Social and Behavioral Sciences
GEO-210Intro to Cultural Geography3GGS-103Human Geography3Social and Behavioral Sciences
PLS-135American National Politics3GOVT-103Introduction to American Government3Social and Behavioral Sciences
PLS-211US Government I3GOVT-103Introduction to American Government3Social and Behavioral Sciences
HIS-121US History I3HIST-121Formation of the American Republic3Social and Behavioral Sciences
HIS-122US History II3HIST-122Development of Modern America3Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY-200Principles of Psychology3PSYC-100Basic Concepts in Psychology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY-230Developmental Psychology3PSYC-211Developmental Psychology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY-216Social Psychology3PSYC-231Social Psychology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC-200Principles of Sociology3SOCI-101Introductory Sociology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC-201Intro to Sociology I3SOCI-101Introductory Sociology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC-202Intro to Sociology II3SOCI-101 or SOCI ----Introductory Sociology3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC-268Social Problems3SOCI-352Social Problems3Social and Behavioral Sciences
HUM-210Intro Women in Humanities3WMST-200Introduction to Women’s Studies3Social and Behavioral Sciences
SSC-210Intro to Women's Studies3WMST-200Introduction to Women’s Studies3Social and Behavioral Sciences
BUS-280Intro International Business3BUS-200Global Environment of Business3Global Understanding
CST-229Intercultural Communication3COMM-L305Foundations of Intercultural Communication3Global Understanding
SPD-229Intercultural Comm3COMM-L305Foundations of Intercultural Communication3Global Understanding
GEO-220World Regional Geography3GGS-101Major World Regions3Global Understanding
SSC-115Intro to Global Affairs3GLOA-101Introduction to Global Affairs3Global Understanding
PLS-241International Relations I3GOVT-132Introduction to International Politics3Global Understanding
PLS-140Intro to Comparitive Politics3GOVT-133Introduction to Comparative Politics3Global Understanding
HIS-253History of Asian Civ III3HIST-251Survey of East Asian History3Global Understanding
HIS-254History of Asian Civ IV3HIST-252Survey of East Asian History3Global Understanding
HIS-203History of African Civ I3HIST-261Survey of African History3Global Understanding
HIS-204History of African Civ II3HIST-262Survey of African History3Global Understanding
HIS-231History of Latin Amer Civ I3HIST-271Survey of Latin American History3Global Understanding
HIS-232History of Latin Amer Civ II3HIST-272Survey of Latin American History3Global Understanding
HIS-251Hist Middle East Civ I3HIST-281Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization3Global Understanding
HIS-252Hist Middle East Civ II3HIST-282Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization3Global Understanding
HIS-241History of Russia I3HIST-L328Rise of Russia3Global Understanding
HIS-242History of Russia II3HIST-L329Modern Russia and the Soviet Union3Global Understanding
HIS-111History of World Civ I3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Global Understanding
HIS-135History of Contemporary World3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Global Understanding
HIS-243Hist Ancient World I3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Global Understanding
HIS-244Hist Ancient World II3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Global Understanding
HIS-256History of Japanese Culture3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Global Understanding
HUM-150Intro to Viet Nam3HIST-L387Topics in Global History3Global Understanding
PSY-219Cross-Cultural Psychology3PSYC-L379Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology3Global Understanding
REL-100Intro Study Religion3RELI-100Human Religious Experience3Global Understanding
REL-230Religions of the World3RELI-100Human Religious Experience3Global Understanding
REL-232Religions of the World II3RELI-211Religions of the West3Global Understanding
REL-238Western Religions3RELI-211Religions of the West3Global Understanding
PHI-260Eastern Thinking3RELI-212Religions of Asia3Global Understanding
REL-231Religions of the World I3RELI-212Religions of Asia3Global Understanding
REL-237Eastern Religions3RELI-212Religions of Asia3Global Understanding
ENV-136Survey Environmental Concerns3EVPP-201Environment and You: Issues in the 21st Century3Non Laboratory Science
ENV-220Enviornmental Problems3EVPP-201Environment and You: Issues in the 21st Century3Non Laboratory Science
GEO-200Intro to Physical Geography3GGS-102Physical Geography3Non Laboratory Science
DIT-121Nutrition I3NUTR-295 or KINE L320Introduction to Nutrition3Non Laboratory Science
NAS-130Elements of Astronomy4ASTR-111 & ASTR-112Intro:Modern Astronomy I & Astronomy Laboratory I4Laboratory Natural Science
NAS-131Astronomy I4ASTR-111 & ASTR-112Intro:Modern Astronomy I & Astronomy Laboratory I4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-150Elements of Astronomy4ASTR-111 & ASTR-112Intro:Modern Astronomy I & Astronomy Laboratory I4Laboratory Natural Science
NAS-132Astronomy II4ASTR-113 & ASTR-114Intro:Modern AstronomyII & Astronomy Laboratory II4Laboratory Natural Science
BIO-101General Biology I4BIOL-103Introductory Biology I4Laboratory Natural Science
BIO-106Life Science4BIOL-103Introductory Biology I4Laboratory Natural Science
BIO-102General Biology II4BIOL-104Introductory Biology II4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-101General Chemistry I4CHEM-103Chemical Science in a Modern Society4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-121Health Science Chem I4CHEM-103Chemical Science in a Modern Society4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-102General Chemistry II4CHEM-104Introduction to Organic, Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-102General Chemistry II4CHEM-104Introduction to Organic, Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-129Chem for Sustainable World I4CHEM-155Introduction to Environmental Chemistry I4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-130Chem for Sustainable World II4CHEM-156Introduction to Environmental Chemistry II4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-111College Chemistry I4CHEM-211 & CHEM-213General Chemistry I & General Chemistry Laboratory I4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-112College Chemistry II4CHEM-212 & CHEM-214General Chemistry II & General Chemistry Laboratry II4Laboratory Natural Science
CHM-126College Chemistry Engr4CHEM-251General Chemistry for Engineers4Laboratory Natural Science
BIO-107Biology of the Environment4EVPP-110The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I4Laboratory Natural Science
BIO-270General Ecology & Env Science4EVPP-110The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I4Laboratory Natural Science
ENV-121General Environ Science I4EVPP-110The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I4Laboratory Natural Science
NAS-101Natural Sciences I4EVPP-110The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I4Laboratory Natural Science
SCT-111Intro Env Science & Tech I4EVPP-110The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I4Laboratory Natural Science
NAS-102Natural Sciences II4EVPP-111The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II4Laboratory Natural Science
BIO-275Marine Ecology4EVPP-111The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II4Laboratory Natural Science
ENV-122General Environ Science II4EVPP-111The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II4Laboratory Natural Science
CT-112Intro Env Science & Tech II4EVPP-111The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II4Laboratory Natural Science
GOL-105Physical Geology & Lab4GEOL-101Introductory Geology I4Laboratory Natural Science
GOL-106Historical Geology & Lab4GEOL-102Introductory Geology II4Laboratory Natural Science
GEO-205Survey of Physical Geography4GGS-121Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere4Laboratory Natural Science
GOL-110Earth Science4GGS-121Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere4Laboratory Natural Science
NAS-125Meterology4GGS-121Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-100Elements of Physics4PHYS-103Physics and Everyday Phenomena I4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-101Intro to Physics I4PHYS-103Physics and Everyday Phenomena I4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-121Prin Physics I4PHYS-103Physics and Everyday Phenomena I4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-102Intro to Physics II4PHYS-104Physics and Everyday Phenomena II4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-122Prin Physics II4PHYS-104Physics and Everyday Phenomena II4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-132Applied Physics II3PHYS-104Physics and Everyday Phenomena II3Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-241University Physics I4PHYS-160 & PHYS-161University Physics I & University Physics I Lab4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-201Gen College Phys I4PHYS-243 & PHYS-244College Physics I & College Physics I Lab4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-202Gen College Phys II4PHYS-245 & PHYS-246College Physics II & College Physics II Lab4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-242Univ Physics II4PHYS-260 & PHYS-261University Physics II & Univ Physics II Lab4Laboratory Natural Science
PHY-243Modern Physics4PHYS-262 & PHYS-263University Physics III & Univ Physics III Lab4Laboratory Natural Science