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Students Currently Enrolled

 To earn a second degree, students must:

  • Earn a minimum of 150 credit hours, including a minimum of 60 hours at JMU.
  • Meet all degree and university graduation requirements for both degree programs.
  • Meet all prerequisite and course requirements in two different majors.

A student who has met graduation requirements for one degree may participate in the commencement activities for that degree and continue with the second degree provided the following occurs:

  • The student has officially declared the second degree and major prior to the submission of the graduation application for the first degree, and both degrees and majors appear on the student's academic transcript.
  • At the time of completion of the first degree, the student must have completed at least 12 credit hours in the major required for the second degree. A student who has earned fewer credits may not continue with the second degree if he/she decides to complete the first degree and participate in commencement exercises.
  • No lapse in enrollment (not including summer) occurs between the completion of the first degree and the continued pursuit of the second degree.

Students Not Currently Enrolled

Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from JMU or from another accredited college or university and want to pursue an additional bachelor's degree or major program have limited options. Students may earn a second baccalaureate degree at JMU in the following programs:

JMU alumni who wish to obtain a second major need to contact JMU School of Professional & Continuing Education (SPCE).

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