We know that success requires equal parts intellect and action. At JMU, that’s what Being the Change is all about.

When students graduating from James Madison University proudly walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, they’re more than just educated. They’re members of a fellowship of doers. They know how to make things happen. They’ve honed their ability to think critically. They’ve learned the importance of a strong work ethic and they’ve become committed to and skilled at collaborating with others. Diplomas in hand, they leave campus determined to live lives of meaning and pursue careers of purpose.

Set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, JMU is a tight-knit community of 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 4,000 faculty and staff who come from across the country and around the world. Only two hours from Washington D.C., JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education. That’s because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are at JMU because they want to pursue knowledge and teach talented students.

What does that mean for you and your future? A 2014 Gallup survey of more than 29,000 college graduates in the U.S. found that having a professor take a personal interest in them while they were a student leads to a higher sense of purpose and well-being. Gallup also found that JMU alumni score far above the national average on every dimension of well-being, and significantly higher than alumni of the Top 100 colleges and universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. At JMU, we know that a fully engaged experience makes all the difference.

JMU students, faculty and alumni are using equal parts intellect and action to succeed in every sort of pursuit: they’re boosting innovation and discovery, leading in business, advancing culture, improving health care, reforming education, renewing civil society, competing in athletics — they’re Being the Change® in every imaginable way.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the B.S. degree for a major in chemistry, with concentrations that meet the American Chemical Society Accredited Progr ... [+]

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the B.S. degree for a major in chemistry, with concentrations that meet the American Chemical Society Accredited Programs requirements for concentrations in biochemistry, materials chemistry and in chemistry/chemical education.

The JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to active students' participation in research and to counseling students to help them reach their professional goals. The department is large enough to offer modern laboratories, advanced Instrumentation and computer facilities, and the opportunity to take courses from faculty members with graduate training and research interests in all major areas of chemistry. At the same time, it is small enough for students to gain hands-on experience with research-grade equipment and to pursue an individualized program of study.... [-]

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science and Technology produces graduates trained to effectively integrate scientific and technological factors with politica ... [+]

The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science and Technology produces graduates trained to effectively integrate scientific and technological factors with political, social, economic, and ethical considerations to solve complex, real-world problems that face society.

All students pursue a common program through their sophomore year that provides a foundation of science and an introduction to its technology applications. Studies are integrated and include mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, knowledge-based systems, internet networking and security, environmental science, modern production, energy, and the role of science and technology in society.

During their junior and senior years, all students pursue a deeper study of strategically significant areas that include applied biotechnology, energy, environmental studies, production systems, information and knowledge management, and telecommunications, networking, and security. Each student selects a concentration in any of these areas and pursues additional study in the concentration culminating in a senior project. Throughout the program, students work in teams extensively, frequently engage in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, progressively develop systems thinking tools for holistic problem solving, and utilize technologies as problem-solving tools.... [-]

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September 2019
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