Jul 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individualized Study B.A. with major in Independent Scholars

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Program 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 )
  • 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

Total: 120 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.

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