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Colleges / James Madison University

JMU Academics

James Madison University requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

JMU does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, JMU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 82% of students who started college at JMU complete all the credits required within six years.

JMU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at JMU?

JMU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for JMU.

Majors at JMU

When choosing a major, JMU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at JMU below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. JMU does not require a senior project for all students.

Does JMU Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

JMU offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does JMU Offer Online Classes?

JMU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does JMU Offer Credit for AP Classes?

JMU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does JMU Have An Honors Program?

JMU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does JMU Require Internships?

JMU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

JMU has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at JMU include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at JMU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

JMU offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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JMU Majors & Subject Areas

Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Education, Other
Engineering, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
English Language and Literature, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Mathematics, General
Systems Science and Theory
Science, Technology and Society
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology
School Psychology
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
Public Administration
Social Work
Anthropology
Economics, General
Geography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music Performance, General
Music Pedagogy
Audiology/Audiologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Physician Assistant
Athletic Training/Trainer
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Practice
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,594

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,330

Out-of-State

$29,230

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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