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Dr. Nathan Sprague, Minor Advisor

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Robotics combines courses and faculty from several departments to provide students an introduction to the field of Robotics. Through a variety of courses and a capstone project, students will learn fundamental principles of robotics and have a chance to apply them with a hands-on project.

Minor Objectives
  • Students will have a basic understanding of robot control systems, sensors, motion, circuits, and the overall design of robots.
  • Students will be able to design and develop autonomous robots and robot control software.
  • Students will develop an understanding of how advances in robotics technology can be used in diverse real-life applications.
  • Students will be learn to work on an interdisciplinary team developing a technical product.
Curriculum

The minor allows flexibility to choose courses that complement each student’s major studies. The curriculum also encourages breadth by requiring students to take some courses outside of their own major.

The minor has been designed for students with a major in one of the STEM fields, but it is open to any JMU student who has an interest and is willing to complete the required courses and prerequisites.

Please check the current JMU Course Catalog for the latest requirements.

Students interested in the minor are urged to contact the minor advisor to discuss a plan of study.

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