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James Madison University

Academics and Majors

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Visiting And Contact Information

Sonner Hall, MSC 0101

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

United States

Phone: 540-568-5681

Fax: 540-568-3332


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 80
Most Popular Majors: Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Health and Physical Education, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
All Majors: Accounting
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Other Joint Degree Programs: BS in Bio. JMU/Master of Forestry VA Tech 3-2
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Honors Program
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
Continuing education programs offered on campus.
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
Computer literacy
English (including composition)
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Communication & Critical Thinking, Wellness
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:16.1:1
Total Faculty:1439
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:816
Classes Taught by TAs:1%
Most Frequent Class Size:20 - 29
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:20 - 29
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