Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Passport Courses


The Passport is a collection of courses in which all courses are transferable and satisfy lower-division general education requirements at all four-year public Virginia colleges and universities; as well as many private colleges/universities.


The Passport consists of course blocks assigned specific courses. To satisfy the Passport students are required to complete the appropriate number of courses in each course block per the directions below.  Student course selection should be carefully considered since the Passport is not designed to capture the complexities of individual programs of study at the four-year institutions.  Students should be advised to take the Passport that best suits their intended program of study at the four-year institution. The Passport Course Roster is below. To quallify for Passport, courses must be completed after May 2020 and a grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all coursework.

For more information, visit General Education Transfer Credit Agreement_Passport and UCGS | Transfer Virginia.


VCCS Pasport Course Roster:

Select one course from Blocks I, II, III, and IV.

One additional course must be selected from either Block V or VI


Block I (Written Communication): ONE course

  • ENG 111  - English Composition I


Block II (Social and Behavioral Sciences): ONE course

  • ECO 150  - Economic Essentials: Theory and Applications
  • ECO 201  - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 202  - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEO 210  - People and the Land: Introduction to Cultural Geography
  • GEO 220  - World Regional Geography
  • PLS 135   - U.S. Government and Politics 
  • PSY 200   - Principles of Psychology
  • SOC 200  - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 211   - Principles of Anthropology I
  • SOC 268  - Social Problems


Block III (Natural Sciences): ONE course


Block IV (Mathematics): ONE course

  • Quantitative/Statistics Pathway: 
  • Calculus Pathway:

* MTH 161  /MTH 162   and MTH 167   should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalculus. PreCalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.


Block V (Humanities/ Arts): ONE course from Block V or VI


  • ART 100   - Art Appreciation
  • ART 101   - History and Appreciation of Art I
  • ART 102   - History and Appreciation of Art II
  • CST 130  - Introduction to Theatre
  • CST 151  - Film Appreciation I
  • MUS 121  - Music in Society
  • MUS 221  - History of Western Music Prior to 1750
  • MUS 222  - History of Western Music 1750 to Present


  • HUM 201   - Survey or Western Culture I
  • HUM 202   - Survey or Western Culture II
  • HUM 220   - Introduction to African American Studies
  • HUM 256   - Mythology in Literature and the Arts
  • HUM 259   - Greek Mythology
  • PHI 111   - Logic I
  • PHI 220   - Ethics
  • REL 230   - Religions of the World


Block VI (History): ONE course from Block V or VI

  • HIS 101  - History of Western Civilization Pre-1600 CE
  • HIS 102  - History of Western Civilization Post-1600 CE
  • HIS 111   - History of World Civilization I
  • HIS 112   - History of World Civilization II
  • HIS 121   - United States History I
  • HIS 122   - United States History II



Virginia colleges and universities accepting The Passport: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount University, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, Virginia Wesleyan University.