Choosing JMU & Choosing a Major

If you are a prospective JMU student who would like to talk with somebody from our department during a campus visit to JMU, please make that request in advance at posc@jmu.edu

We offer undergraduate majors in political science, in public policy & administration, and in international affairs.  

The Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Policy and Administration majors are available to any student in good standing at the university. To declare one of these majors (or to declare a minor), go to the Student Center component of MyMadison on the STUDENT tab.  JMU's Office of the Registrar provides a step-by-step video tutorial with instructions on adding, dropping, and/or changing majors and minors.

For a discussion of related undergraduate minor programs offered in our department or by some of our faculty in conjunction with other departments, you can visit our Minors in Public Affairs page.

To see a compact discussion of all of our department's academic programs & career development activities, you can watch this slideshow.

If you have further questions feel free to contact us

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