• A minimum of 120 credit hours earned with a minimum of 30 credit hours completed at JU.
  • A minimum of a "C" (2.0) average for all work taken at JU. 
  • A student must satisfy all requirements of the University Core Curriculum in addition to all major and degree requirements.
  • A student is responsible for meeting the specific graduation requirements of the selected major and degree. A student who pursues more than one major must meet all degree requirements for each major.
  • A student must have at least a "C" (2.0) average in the major.
  • At least 12 credit hours in the major in courses numbered 300 or above must be completed at JU.
  • A minimum of forty-two credit hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • Students electing to pursue the requirements for a minor must attain at least a "C" (2.0) average in all the courses required of the minor.
  • The final 30 credit hours toward a bachelor's degree must be completed at JU. If a student participates in an approved JU Study Abroad Program, 15 of the last 30 credit hours maybe completed in the Study Abroad Program.
  • 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.
  • The University is committed to ensuring that all of its graduates have effective communication skills. The following requirements in writing, speech and reading are designed to further that goal:
    • Freshmen English (ENGL 103) requires a minimum grade of "C-" (1.67).
    • Writing courses at JU are intended as practical introductions to the writing required by each respective discipline and are offered at the 200 level and above. Each major requires one upper-level course that is Writing Intensive. If the major program is unable to offer such a course, a WI course in a cognate discipline or ENGL 214WI will suffice, with approval of the college dean. A WI course must require at least 6,000 words of written prose, exclusive of tests, and it is recommended that the course:
      • Emphasizes the inherent writing processes associated with the discipline.
      • Familiarizes students with the discipline's research methods and genres.
      • Provides students with feedback on their writing.
      • Encourages struggling writers to seek assistance in the Writing Center.
      • Enrolls fewer students than a comparable non-WI course (ideally capped at 18)
    • All students must complete one three-credit hour course in speech or a speech-intensive course designated by the major. Speech-intensive courses are designated "SI" in the Catalog.
    • Based on placement results, Basic English (ENGL 100N) and/or Elements of Composition (ENGL 101), along with Reading Strategies for College Students (EDU 101), may be required of incoming students.
  • The University is committed to preparing each student for lifelong success in learning, achieving, leading and serving. To that end, all students must complete, with a grade of "C"/2.0 or better, three (3) credit hours of experiential learning, defined as one of the following:
    • Undergraduate research, XXX 373/374; Departmental Honors, XXX 397/398/497/498; Research intensive, "RI" designation,
    • Internship, XXX 390/490,
    • Study Abroad, JU 409 required co-requisite, OR
    • Service Learning, JU 408 required co-requisite 
  • Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree must meet the Core Curriculum Global Studies foreign language requirement. It is recognized that bilingual and non-native English speaking students have special competencies and fulfill the spirit of the foreign language requirement. Therefore, University policy is:
    • Non-native English speaking students will have the foreign language requirement waived. They will be identified as those students who submitted TOEFL test scores as part of their entrance requirement to the University.
    • Bilingual students will be assessed in their second language to determine their proficiency level. The University may determine that the student is sufficiently proficient in his/her second language competency to preclude an assessment test and, therefore, waive the foreign language requirement on a case-by-case basis.
  • A student who earns a grade of "F" for a course at JU cannot repeat the same course or a comparable course at another institution for transfer to Jacksonville University.
  • Pass/Fail requirements for classes in the Core or Major are found in the Academic Information Section of the catalog under Pass/Fail Option.
  • A student is responsible for meeting the requirements of the Catalog under which the student enters. A student may elect to change to the requirements of subsequent Catalog editions. However, the student must then meet all the requirements of the subsequent Catalog edition that is chosen. A student automatically comes under a new Catalog when re-enrolling after an absence of one year or more.
  • The policy concerning the awarding of more than one bachelor's degree includes:
    • Any additional bachelor's degree to be earned by a student, either coincident or subsequent to having earned an initial bachelor's degree at JU or elsewhere, will require a minimum of 30 credit hours credit in residence at JU above and beyond the credit hours included in the initial degree.
    • To be awarded an additional degree, the student must satisfy the requirements of a major different than the major(s) earned with the initial degree.
    • The student must complete all core curriculum requirements for the additional degree and major(s), including at least 12 credit hours in the major(s) in courses numbered 300 or above.
    • Jacksonville University will not award more than one of the same bachelor's degrees, i.e., Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Business Administration, etc. It is, however, possible to earn more than one bachelor's degree provided that the degrees are different and all core curriculum and major requirements are satisfied.
  • The policy concerning the awarding of majors includes:
    • A student may earn more than one major with a bachelor's degree provided the major is offered with the degree and all core curriculum and major requirements for the degree and each major are satisfied.
    • Subsequent to having earned a bachelor's degree at JU, a student may complete additional course work to satisfy the requirements of an additional major. The awarding of additional majors will be indicated on the student's transcript as a comment at the end of the transcript provided all core curriculum and major requirements for the degree and major are satisfied. This policy does not extend to the awarding of additional minors.​  
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