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Science is changing more rapidly than ever. At JMU, we care about giving our students what they need to stay ahead and succeed.

Our innovative science programs may be your ticket to success.

You get hands-on experience learning science and technology in collaboration with highly talented teacher-scholars. Our students do research and have many opportunities to present their findings. Employers praise our graduates for their skill at working as part of a cohesive team. We have an impressive array of research equipment available to our undergraduate students.

We know that the big issues facing our world - energy, biotechnology, the environment - often fall outside the confines of traditional academic disciplines. That's one reason we foster rich collaboration among students and professors from many different disciplines.

Think of our undergrad research benefits: Hands-on work with cutting-edge equipment that most schools reserve for doctoral students. Individual attention from well-connected professors who care about guiding your progress.

Students in alternative fuels class.


  • JMU is unique because we combine highly specialized majors with heavy research and technical components in a broader liberal-arts curriculum. This combination produces highly capable students who also possess a wide perspective of their places in an increasingly complex world.
  • Research can start your freshman or sophomore year, and you get your hands on instruments in our modern, well-equipped labs that most schools don't let you use until graduate school. Upper division classes and labs are small. Our professors thrive on teaching and on helping you get the most from the power of knowledge. And the most from yourself, too.
  • What does this mean to you? If you come here and take advantage of all we have to offer, you will gain skills and knowledge that will prepare you to help tackle the big challenges facing human-kind.

Matt Wallace ('12), biology major

‘When I went to some other universities, bigger research schools, they really didn't feel undergraduates should be involved in research to the extent that it is here.’

Matt Wallace ('12), biology major

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