Declaring the Major
The following admission standard was adopted Summer 2013 and applies to the incoming class of Fall 2013:
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Declaring the engineering major when registering for orientation will enable students to be assigned to an engineering advisor during Freshmen or Transfer Orientation who can answer questions and help them to plan a course of academic study. The BS in engineering degree is not a freshman admit program. Typically, students will apply for the BS in engineering degree after their second semester sophomore year and will be formally admitted into the program at that time.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
In order to change one’s major to engineering, a student must complete a “Change or Declaration of Major” form and submit it to the Engineering Student Coordinator. Once the student has met with the student coordinator and determined his or her academic path, the form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
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:
- 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
- Any of the above courses may only be repeated once to be considered for admission.
- 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|
For students who started prior to Fall 2012:
|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||Corequisite 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|
- November 15 - December 15
2013 Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic
A friendly food drive/donation competition between JMU, Virginia Tech, VCU and Hampton. Donate food items in barrels placed throughout campus.
Open Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of Engineering
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