Degree Requirements

 

Degree Requirements at James Madison University

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
Foreign language courses 0-14
(intermediate level required) 1  
General Education courses 2 41
Philosophy course 3
(in addition to General Education courses) 3  
Major concentration courses and electives 4 62-76

  120

 

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
B.B.A. core courses 44-45
General Education courses 2 41
Major courses 24
Electives 11-21

  120

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
Core program – art courses 24
General Education courses 2 41
Art emphasis courses 54
Electives 1

  120

 

Bachelor of Individualized Study (B.I.S.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
General Education courses 7 41
Major concentration courses 30
Electives 49

  120

 

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
Core music program courses 27
General Education courses 2 41
Major concentration courses and electives 56-63

  124-131

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
General Education courses 2 41
Quantitative requirement 3
(in addition to General Education courses) 5  
Scientific Literacy requirement 6 3-4
(in addition to General Education courses)  
Major concentration courses and electives 4 72-77

  120

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
General Education courses 2 41
Nursing courses 61
Other supportive courses 14
Electives 5-8

  120

 

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

 

Requirements Credit Hours
Core program – social work courses 42
General Education courses 2 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 Languages, Literatures and Cultures' 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 Any GPHIL or PHIL course except GPHIL 120 or GPHIL 150. Consult the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Arts degree requirements at http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/BA_and_BS_Degree_Courses.shtml.

4 Includes education courses leading to licensure in teacher education.

5 Students are strongly encouraged to complete one of the following sequences: MATH 107-108, MATH 135-235, MATH 155-220, MATH 156-220, MATH 220 and one from MATH 321-327, 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/BA_and_BS_Degree_Courses.shtml.

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.