Mar 30, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Core Curriculum Courses

Students must take all of the Required Courses and must satisfy each of the Elective Areas.

A course may satisfy only one Core Curriculum requirement, except that study abroad courses satisfying the Intercultural Engagement requirement may also satisfy one other Core Curriculum requirement.

Courses with prerequisites are marked with a superscript ‘P’.

One of the following options to satisfy the Integrated Humanities I and II requirements

Option 1 - Preferred

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Option 6

Elective Areas - 23 hours

Note: Courses recommended for most students are shown in bold. Courses that are not bolded will satisfy the elective area but may be more appropriate for students in a particular major.

Mathematics - 3 hours

Natural Science - 6 hours

One course must have a lab component

One of the following

Anatomy and/or Physiology courses may only be used to satisfy up to three hours of the Natural Science elective area

Whole Person Wellness - 2 hours

Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences - 9 hours

3 hours from any of the areas in the Arts and Humanities

3 hours from any of the areas in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 additional hours from any of the areas in either the Arts and Humanities or the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Arts and Humanities - 3 to 6 hours

The Arts


Religion and Philosophy

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 to 6 hours



Political Science



Additional Option for Meeting Core Curriculum

A student who enters JBU with either a bachelor’s degree or one of the following associate’s degrees-Associate of Arts or Associate of Science-from an accredited institution will satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements except for the following courses:

A student who completes either an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science through reverse transfer will also satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements except for the courses listed above. Associate’s degrees earned from JBU will not fall under this policy and students must explicitly satisfy each Core Curriculum requirement in order to earn a bachelor’s degree.