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JMU Major: Engineering

Description of the Major | Degrees Offered | Concentrations | Minors |
Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major

Description of the Major

The major is a part of the Department of Engineering, an academic unit within the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.

The engineering degree at JMU combines the strengths of a traditional engineering curriculum with many of the attributes that industry and academic experts have identified as desirable in the engineer of the 21st century. The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree spans the traditional engineering sub-disciplines; focuses on sustainability, engineering design and systems analysis; provides extensive hands-on laboratory and design studio experiences; and integrates business, management and social aspects of sustainable engineering design.

The curriculum is designed to meet all engineering accreditation standards and to prepare students to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) pre-licensure exam. Graduates will be prepared to succeed in the engineering workforce or in graduate engineering degree programs by exhibiting the practical ingenuity of an "engineering versatilist."

Degrees Offered

B.S.

Concentrations

None

Minors

None

Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Engineering major when they register for orientation.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should complete a "Change or Declaration of Major" form and obtain the signature of the Student Coordinator in the School of Engineering located in the Health and Human Services Building (HHS), room 3215.

Progressing in the Major

Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Engineering students should be aware that many courses have prerequisite requirements that must be successfully completed before enrollment. Students should consult the Undergraduate Catalog for a list that includes prerequisites students should consider when planning their courses of study.