- Major Snapshots
- Admission and Progression Standards
- Declaring or Changing a Major
- Preparing for Success
All students must declare a major by the beginning of their sophomore year. Transfer students who enter JMU with 30 or more credit hours must declare a major upon acceptance to the university.
A minor is a program of study requiring completion of 18 to 24 credit hours of coursework. The university offers a wide array of minor programs that allow students to augment their academic majors with another area of focused study. Students complete minors for a variety of reasons: strong interest in the subject, enjoyment of the discipline, and/or to develop specific skills and knowledge.