The minor is a part of the College of Business.

A minor in general business is available to all JMU students in good standing through a competitive and non-competitive admission process. Students who declare one of the following majors are automatically eligible for the General Business minor:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Health Services Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Physics
  • Sport and Recreation Management

If a student changes majors, he/she may be required to apply and be accepted into the minor, regardless of whether or not the student has completed any of the course requirements. 

Students with declared majors in any other undergraduate degree program may submit an application for admission into the general business minor.  Admission is limited and competitive based on an applicant's admission packet consisting of: 

  • An essay describing motivation for earning the general business minor
  • Minimum grades of "C" earned in General Education Cluster 1 and Cluster 3 courses.  

These students seeking to declare the minor must electronically submit their application packets prior to March 1 or October 1 for admission consideration for the subsequent fall and spring semesters.

The minimum requirement for a minor in general business is 18 credit hours of required course work.

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