James Madison University

Academic Policies

The following admission standard was adopted Summer 2013 and applies to the incoming class of Fall 2013:

Admission Information

The BS in Engineering has become an increasingly popular major for students. This, combined with resource constraints, require the Engineering program to limit admission. Thus, each cohort entering the junior year is limited to 85 students, including students who transfer to JMU under an articulation agreement or whose transcripts qualify them to enroll in junior-level Engineering courses.

To be eligible to apply for admission, students must have completed the following:

  1. All courses (or approved equivalents) required for the Engineering major with a grade of “C” or higher:
    • MATH 235, 236, 237, 238
    • PHYS 240, 140L, 250, 150L
    • CHEM 131, 131L and CHEM 132, 132L or CHEM 133E, 133LE
    • ENGR 112, 212, 221, 231, 232
  2. Any of the above courses may only be repeated once to be considered for admission.
  3. No more than 85 students (including transfer students with qualifying transcripts) will be admitted to the major at the junior-level. If more than 85 students meet the above standards, enrollment will be limited to the top 85 students. For on-campus students, the admission criterion will be grade point average (GPA) in the five ENGR courses (112, 212, 221, 231, 232). In the event of a tie, GPA in the lower-division courses required for the Engineering major (listed in #1 above) will be used as a tie-breaker. The Student Coordinator will work with the Engineering AUH to assess the relative merit of transfer students. Students who are not among the top 85 in their cohort may elect to wait one year and be considered with the next cohort, if they so choose, though the same selection criteria would apply.

Progressing in the Major

Once admitted to the engineering program, students must maintain an in-major and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (per JMU requirements.)

Once admitted, any course required as part of the engineering major may only be repeated once.

The following prerequisites apply to students who started the engineering program prior to Fall 2013:

Engineering students should be aware that many courses include prerequisites, or courses that must be successfully completed before enrollment in a specific course. The following list includes prerequisites that students should consider when planning their courses of study.

For students who started in Fall 2012:

Must complete with a “C” or better:

Must complete with a passing grade:

MATH 235, 236, 237,238

ENGR 312

PHYS 240, 140L, 250, 150L

ENGR 313

CHEM 131, 131L, 132, 132L OR 133E, 133LE

ENGR 314

ENGR 112, 212, 221, 231, 232

ENGR 411

ENGR 311

ENGR 412

ENGR 331

ENGR 413

ENGR 332

ENGR 432

ENGR 431

 

For students who started prior to Fall 2012:

Course

Prerequisite Course(s)

ENGR 212

PHYS 240 and 140L and a grade of C- or better in ENGR 112 and MATH 237

ENGR 221

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 112

ENGR 231

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 112

ENGR 232

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 112 and ENGR 231

ENGR 311

PHYS 240 and PHYS 140L and a grade of C- or better in MATH 237 and MATH 238

ENGR 312

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 311

ENGR 313

PHYS 250 and PHYS 150L and a grade of C- or better in MATH 238

ENGR 314

PHYS 240 and PHYS 140L and a grade of C- or better in ENGR 212

ENGR 322

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 221

ENGR 331

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 212 and ENGR 232

ENGR 332

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 212 and ENGR 331

ENGR 411

CHEM 131, CHEM 131L, CHEM 132, CHEM 132L or CHEM 133E, CHEM 133EL and either MATH 231-232 or MATH 235

ENGR 412

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 312

ENGR 413

Co-requisite of ENGR 431

ENGR 431

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 332

ENGR 432

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 431

ENGR 499A

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 331

ENGR 499B

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 499A

ENGR 499C

Grade of C- or better in ENGR 499B

All other JMU Academic policies can be viewed here

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