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Science and Mathematics

Learn by doing

The College of Science and Mathematics at James Madison University is renowned for providing an exceptional and exciting research experience. Programs take a practical focus, with an emphasis on learning by doing.

You will receive the highest quality instruction within state-of-the-art facilities. These include the beautiful Bioscience Building and the John C. Wells Planetarium, a $2 million hybrid facility that is the only one of its kind in the world.

Departments in the College:

  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Department of Geology and Environmental Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy


Each of our departments offers a range of outstanding student-centered programs, recognized for preparing students for responsible positions in research, industry, education, medicine, and government.

Myet Thwe, from Myanmar

What our students say

"The people at JMU are very friendly and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. I applied for a campus job at UREC and learned a lot of skills. I grew up in a big city, but I’ve always wanted to live in a slow-paced small town. Harrisonburg is perfect for me. People are very friendly and willing to help. At the same time, there’s always something going on at JMU’s campus"

Myet Thwe, from Myanmar. Studying Political Science.

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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.