Jun 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Requirements at James Madison University


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Requirements

Credit Hours

Foreign language 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

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

Requirements

Credit Hours

B.B.A. core courses

44-45

General Education  courses2

41

Major courses

24

Electives

10-11


 

120

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

Requirements

Credit Hours

Core program – art courses

24

General Education  courses2

41

Art emphasis courses

54

Electives

1


 

120

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

Requirements

Credit Hours

General Education  courses

41

Major concentration courses

30

Electives

49


 

120

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Requirements

Credit Hours

Core music program courses

30

General Education  courses2

41

Major concentration courses and electives

56-59


 

124-129

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Requirements

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)5

3-4

Major concentration courses and electives4

73-77


 

120

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

Requirements

Credit Hours

General Education  courses2

41

Nursing courses

61

Other supportive courses

14

Electives

4-8


 

120

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

Requirements

Credit Hours

Core program – social work courses

44

General Education  courses2

41

Social work electives

6

Electives

29


 

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. Some credit hours may be fulfilled by requirements within a student’s major.
3 Any PHIL course except PHIL 120  or PHIL 150 . Consult the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Arts degree requirements on the Registrar’s website.
4 Includes education courses leading to licensure in teacher education.
5 Consult the list of courses satisfying Bachelor of Science degree requirements on the Registrar’s website.