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James Madison University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Harrisonburg, VA

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Systems Science and Theory
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Forestry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,070
Part-Time Faculty
522
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
51%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Secondary Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

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