A-to-Z Index

JMU Degree Requirements

There are eight different undergraduate degree programs at JMU. The type of degree you earn is largely determined by your major. It is important to know which degree type you are earning since the requirements for individual degree programs vary widely. Most courses used to satisfy degree requirements are embedded within requirements for the major with the exception of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees.

JMU Degree Programs  

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Bachelor of Individualized Study (B.I.S.)
Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (B.S.W.)

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

Some majors give you the option of earning either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree.  It is important to know the type of degree you are earning and the differences between the BA and BS degree options.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

  • Two years of a foreign language with proficiency through the intermediate level. Refer to important information on the Foreign Language Placement Exam.
  • An additional philosophy course.

The philosophy course used to satisfy the B.A. degree requirement cannot be the same course used to satisfy a General Education requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements    

  • An additional math course
  • An additional science course

The math and science courses used to satisfy the BS degree cannot be the same courses used to satisfy a General Education requirement.

Courses that Satisfy BA and BS degree requirements

Courses are listed on the Office of the Registrar website and can be seen by clicking here: http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/BA_and_BS_Degree_Courses.shtml