Smart, Creative, Fearless
The largest and oldest private master’s university in the region, Jacksonville University produces alumni who are renowned for being smart, creative, and fearless.
Why? Because we recruit the best and brightest from all 50 states and across the world. We take down the traditional barriers between colleges, majors, and minors and empower our students to use all of their talents to customize their education into a lifelong passion. We help our students access all of their talents, creating innovative professionals who approach problems creatively and holistically—and who enjoy lifelong career success.
Whether it’s Animation and Computer Science, Vocal and Speech-Language Pathology, or Marine Science and Robotics, we combine personalized academic advising with flexibility to optimize each student’s potential. And we teach our students not to fear limitations but hurdle them, learn from them, and never look back at them.
JU’s Chemistry department provides the framework and practical experience to prepare students for a professional career in general, organic, analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry. The innovative teaching approach emphasizes extensive use of technology and hands-on investigations to help develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
The Business Information Systems major at JU is designed for students who want to live in that ever-evolving intersection between business and technology. Our program provides students with the tools and skills needed for informed decision-making in organizations both large and small, forming a better understanding of the impact information systems have on the business world at large.
The major in Animation leading to the BFA degree is designed to provide students passionate about using computer strokes to breathe life into their art form. JU’s College of Fine Arts provides the creative and technical skill sets to do so. Storytelling through sound animation principles is at the core of all that we do, from design to modeling and through animation to rendering. Majoring in Animation at JU will prepare you to enter the field of animation in many areas, including filmmaking, commercial animation, and game animation.
The Department of Biology and Marine Science offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Biology and marine sciences, like all science, are not simply bodies of knowledge. Through the different teaching styles of our gifted faculty and their varied field and laboratory experiences, students are mentored and engaged in hands-on experience through internships and research. Students may also register for independent study courses or apply for a laboratory assistant position.
Geography is the study of place in the same sense that history is the study of time. Moreover, geographers concentrate on asking two essential questions: where are things located, and why are they located there? From the information we obtain to these questions, geographers can study the local, national, and global patterns that shape our lives. As interdisciplinary scientists who study both the human and natural environments, geographers are free to study issues and phenomena from virtually all other disciplines. Geography is an emerging field that spans human, physical, and technical geography. Geography majors can explore Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or courses in climate change, conservation, and ecology.
Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, School of Nursing is committed to the success of each student as a self-assured, competent, caring professional nurse. Our students are prepared to practice in an evolving, complex health care environment, provide leadership to promote health among culturally diverse people, and promote the advancement of nursing knowledge through evidence-based practice and lifelong learning. For applicants with a bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue a career in nursing, JU offers the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 16 months with our Second Degree Program.
Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, School of Applied Health Sciences offers exceptional academic opportunities for the next generation of students. The School of Applied Health Sciences is comprised of the Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health Informatics, Kinesiology, and Mental Health Counseling Departments.
The Physics Department offers majors in Physics and Engineering Physics, providing a complete physics learning experience in a liberal arts environment. From JU’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter to exciting collaborations and research projects through Collaborate JU, our diverse and expert faculty are ready to welcome you.
Students may obtain a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering through JU’s Department of Engineering. Our degree program is designed to position you for success in the world of engineering and across global markets. Explore courses in robotics, electronics, thermodynamics, 3D printing, and much more. Science and mathematics requirements include general chemistry, calculus, differential equations, general physics, and mechanics.
Just the facts
• Established in 1934
• Location: Jacksonville, Florida, five minutes from downtown and 15 minutes to the beach
• Enrollment: Approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 4,000 overall
• Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
• Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Healthcare Sciences
• Institutes: Marine Science, Public Policy
• Schools: Aviation, Education, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, Orthodontics (post-doctoral)
• Top 4% in number of undergraduate research abstracts accepted for presentation at National Council on Undergraduate Research (2007–2015)
• 100+ student clubs, organizations, intramurals, and club sports, including 10 Greek organizations
• More than 29,000 alumni from all 50 states and more than 92 countries
• Distinguished master’s and doctoral programs, including CEO magazine top-tier MBA program
• 94% of JU students receive some form of financial assistance, including merit aid, need-based aid, and other forms of scholarships.
Undergraduate Science & Engineering Degree Programs
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Computing Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Information Systems
• Marine Science
• Mechanical Engineering