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Welcome to the 2003-2004 online James Madison University Undergraduate Catalog. Use the links on the left to find more information about undergraduate programs offered by the college of the university. If you need additional information about an academic program, please contact the office directly at the e-mails provided on their pages. For problems or questions about the catalog Web site, please contact the editor at the email address below.


Your Right to Know

Your personal safety and the security of the campus community is of vital concern to James Madison University. A copy of the university’s annual security report is available upon request. This report includes statistics for the most recent 3-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by James Madison University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information regarding the law enforcement authority of the university police and policies concerning campus security, such as crime prevention, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, state sex offender registry and reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, Crime Prevention Unit, MSC 6302, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., 22807. This report is also available by clicking on the Your Right to Know link at http://www.jmu.edu/pubsafety/index.shtml James Madison University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment or admissions, or in connection with its programs or activities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Inquiries or requests for reasonable accommodation may be directed to the activity coordinator, the appropriate university office or the Office of Affirmative Action, JMU, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, (540) 568-6991, TDD (540) 568-6991. More information is available through the Office of Affirmative Action Web site at http://www.jmu.edu/affirmact/


This catalog is not a contract; it merely presents the requirements, offerings, information and regulations in effect at the time of publication. The university reserves the right to change any requirement or other provision at any time. The university endeavors to provide notice of any change, through the advising process, or through other means of communications; however, it is the responsibility of each individual student to become and remain aware of all applicable requirements and provisions that may apply to the student. The university operator can be reached at (540) 568-6211. The James Madison University Undergraduate Catalog 2003-2004 was published by the JMU Division of Academic Affairs. Editorial services for the catalog were provided by Kristi Shackelford, editor, under the advisement of Dr. Teresa Gonzalez, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The catalog cover was designed by Sang Yoon, professor of art and art history and media arts and design. This online version of the catalog was developed by Kristi Shackelford and Jennette Townsend.
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Last Modified: 6/8/2003