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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.

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 PHIL course except PHIL 120 or PHIL 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 107-108MATH 135-235MATH 155-220MATH 156-220MATH 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.

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.