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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
 
Credit Hours
Foreign languages courses (intermediate level required)1
0-14
General Education courses2
41
Philosophy course (in addition to General Education courses)3
3
Major concentration courses and electives4
62-76

 
120
Back to top of page Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
 
Credit Hours
B.B.A. core courses
44-45
General Education courses2
41
Major courses
24
Electives
11-21

 
120
Back to top of page Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
 
Credit Hours
Core program – art courses
24
General Education courses2
41
Art emphasis courses
54
Elective
1

 
120
Back to top of page Bachelor of Individualized Study (B.I.S.)
 
Credit Hours
General Education courses7
41
Major concentration courses
30
Electives
49

 
120
Back to top of page Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
 
Credit Hours
Core music program courses
27
General Education courses2
41
Major concentration courses and electives
56-63

 
124-131
Back to top of page Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
 
Credit Hours
General Education courses2
41
Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education courses)5
3
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education courses)6
3-4
Major concentration courses and electives4
72-77

 
120
Back to top of page Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
 
Credit Hours
General Education courses2
41
Nursing courses
61
Other supportive courses
14
Electives
5-8

 
120
Back to top of page Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
 
Credit Hours
Core program – social work courses
42
General Education courses2
41
Social work electives
6
Electives
32-35

 
120
1 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student’s chosen language (typically 232), or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Language’s placement test.

2 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

3 100-, 200-, 300- or 400-level course acceptable, or consult the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Arts degree requirements at http://www.jmu.edu/registrar.

4 Would include education courses leading to licensure in teacher education.

5 Students are strongly encouraged to complete one of the following sequences: GISAT 141-ISAT 142, MATH 107-108, MATH 135-235, MATH 155-220, MATH 156-220, MATH 205-206 or MATH 235-236.

6 Scientific Literacy requirement to be chosen from the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Science degree requirements at http://www.jmu.edu/registrar.

7 The Adult Degree Program contains a set of requirements each individualized study major must fulfill. The university recognizes this alternate general education program as a nontraditional equivalent to The Human Community.