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 degrees.

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.


  • 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.
  • 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.​