Jul 23, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Independent Scholars, B.A.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Colleges

Degree and Major Requirements

Individualized curricula using existing courses across participating JMU units will be constructed with faculty oversight to help students pursue their own inquiry goals. Each student’s curriculum will include:

  • a cross disciplinary exploration course (IND 200 )
  • at least 36 credit hours of course work beyond General Education requirements
  • at least four credits of skill-enhancing workshops (IND 300 )
  • a six-credit hour senior project (IND 499A-C)
  • the plans for relevant field experiences, internships and/or study abroad programs.

For students in the honors program, the IS senior project will fulfill the senior honors project requirement.

Required courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Philosophy course 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Foreign Language 1-14 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements 49 Credit Hours
  • Electives 13-27 Credit Hours


1 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.
2 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education  requirement.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Colleges