James Madison University (JMU)

Harrisonburg, VA

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James Madison University

James Madison University

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Christian Studies
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Foreign Languages and Literatures
General Studies
History
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Other Philosophy and Religious Studies
Product and Industrial Design
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Business

Major Bachelors Masters
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Finance and Financial Management Services
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Intermedia/Multimedia
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Photography
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Bachelors Masters
Barbering/Barber
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts

Education

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Other Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching

Engineering

Major Bachelors Masters
Engineering
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Gerontology
Science, Technology and Society
Systems Science and Theory

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biotechnology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Corrections
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Anthropology
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Economics
Forensic Psychology
Geography
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Psychology
School Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sport Psychology

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians

Technology

Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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JMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave James Madison University 4 stars in Academics.

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JMU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 91%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held once during the summer and in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Washington Semester.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other: computer information science, information systems, management science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant

Class Sizes at James Madison University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 31%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 57%
  • 100+ Students: 4%
Fewer than 20 Students 31%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 57%
100+ Students 4%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 79
  • Unknown and Other: 14
  • Asian: 4
  • Latino: 2
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 79
Unknown and Other 14
Asian 4
Latino 2
African American 2

Faculty at James Madison University

Total Faculty 1,354
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 2,677
Male Faculty 691
Part-Time Professors 1,171
Women Faculty 663

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