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Arts and Letters

Discover your strengths

The College of Arts and Letters is made up of 12 academic departments, focusing on the study of human nature. The College offers programs in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Communication Studies.

Schools and departments in the College:

  • School of Communication Studies
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Media Arts and Design
  • School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of English
  • Department of Foreign Language and Literature
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy and Religion
  • Department of Sociology

Our programs will help you to broaden your outlook and expand your chances of finding the ideal career in the global marketplace.

“Students in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication develop skills in writing, editing, analysis, and use of communication technologies. It prepares students for success in business, education, law, journalism, health care, publishing, web development, government work, and intercultural translation and editing. This versatile major is a good choice for the 21st century.“

Dr. Lucy Bednar, Assistant Professor, School of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication

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How to apply

Ready to join us? Learn more the application process in order to start your journey to study at JMU International Study Center, or to apply for Direct Entry to James Madison University.

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International Study Center

Get the best start to your academic journey in the U.S. by beginning your journey with us in a supportive and welcoming environment.

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Entry requirements

Find out what grades you need in order to join us at the International Study Center, for either our International Year or direct admission to the University.