To obtain a degree from Jacksonville University, each student must complete
the core curriculum requirements for the selected degree and the prescribed
courses for a major; i.e., a concentration of courses in a particular
discipline. The Catalog lists the number of credits required for each major and
the particular courses that must be completed. Students who elect to complete
two majors must meet all requirements for both majors, and if the major is
offered only in a particular degree program, must meet all requirements for both
Some major and/or degree programs have additional requirements; e.g., the
core requirements in the College of Business and the communication major in the
College of Arts and Sciences. Some majors in the College of Fine Arts require
primary and secondary minors. The student should consult the Catalog section
devoted to the major or degree being pursued.
Most disciplines also offer a minor that requires fewer courses in the
designated discipline than the major. Students may elect to have one or more
minors. The minor is added to the final transcript when the student has
completed all requirements for a degree.
Students must take sufficient elective courses; i.e., courses outside of the
core curriculum and major field requirements, to bring total credit hours earned
to the minimum required for the degree.
DECLARATION OF MAJORS AND MINORS
- Undergraduate degree candidate students should declare their majors at the
time of acceptance to the University. Students who are undecided about their
majors may declare “Undecided” instead of a major, but must declare a major when
junior status has been reached; i.e., when 58 credit hours have been earned.
- Music, theatre arts, and dance students must audition for faculty approval
before being admitted to a major in that area. Similarly, art students must
submit a portfolio.
- The major of undergraduate transient students will be “non-degree.”
- Students may declare more than one major and may change their declared
majors. Such additions and changes are made in the Academic Advising Office for
traditional undergraduate and in the Registrar’s office for Accelerated Degree
- Students who choose to declare a minor do so by meeting the requirements
listed in the Catalog for the particular minor and asking the Registrar to
verify and record this achievement. Minors are not required unless a particular
degree program; e.g., a Bachelor of Fine Arts, so specifies. Minors must be
selected from the same Catalog that is used for meeting major requirements.