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Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville University, founded in 1934, is a private liberal arts university. Its 260-acre campus is located near downtown Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

Science & Engineering Profile


The Future Favors the Bold.

AT A GLANCE

Prime Location
Named one of the fastest-growing cities in the South by the US Census Bureau, Jacksonville is a vibrant metropolis of nearly one million people that continues to live up to its nickname: The Bold City. Its population growth can be attributed, in part, to the thriving business community that includes both Fortune 500s and innovative start-ups. 

Undergraduate Science & Engineering Degree Programs
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Computing Science
• Cybersecurity
• Electrical Engineering
• Geography
• Information Systems
• Kinesiology
• Life Science
• Marine Science
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Nursing
• Physics

Just the facts
• Established in 1934
• Location: Jacksonville, Florida, 10 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes to the beach
• Enrollment: Approximately 2,400 undergraduate students and 4,200 overall
• Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Healthcare Sciences
• Schools: Applied Health Sciences, Aviation, Education, Nursing, Orthodontics (post-doctoral)
• 100+ student clubs, organizations, intramurals, and club sports, including 10 Greek organizations
• More than 31,000 alumni from all 50 states and more than 92 countries
• More than 30 distinguished master’s and doctoral programs and certificates, including a CEO Magazine top-tier MBA program
• Financial aid: 99% of JU students receive some form of financial assistance.



Everyone has their own idea of what the future holds. We give our students the power to shape the future for themselves. Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report for more than 10 consecutive years, Jacksonville University is a private liberal arts and sciences school where the next generation of leaders are defining success on their own terms. 

No matter what future you envision, we’re ready to help you get there. As a JAX Dolphin, you’ll find a caring, tight-knit, student-centered campus community where you’ll never get lost in the crowd. With an 11:1 student-teacher ratio, this is a place to be seen, supported, and challenged.

Jacksonville University’s science and mathematics programs feature opportunities for students to create and combine their skills to learn to ask the questions that lead to fully vetted solutions that benefit our community. The design-integrated approach to science and mathematics education develops problem-solving skills that can be applied throughout a career in many applications, including product design, process innovation, and research and development.

Here, you’ll find a supportive but challenging environment that offers individualized attention; a place where you can learn by doing and customize your education to fit your passions. There are no limits for those bold enough to aim higher.

Chemistry
Our Chemistry program 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.

Computing Science
The Computing Science program features a strong programming foundation partnered with a broad perspective of the discipline and emerging technologies. Students completing the Computing Science program demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematical problem-solving to the task of designing and implementing systems or processes.

Business Information Systems
The Business Information Systems program 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.

Engineering
Students may obtain a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering through our Department of Engineering. 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.

Geography
The Geography program develops students into interdisciplinary scientists who study both human and natural environments. 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.

Marine Science
With access to the St. Johns River estuary and coastal marine ecosystems, our Marine Science Research Institute is home to a premier biological and environmental degree program. 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 will gain valuable hands-on experience and even contribute to OCEARCH, our global shark-tagging, at-sea laboratory and research organization.

The JU Marine Science Research Institute boasts...
• A 32,000-sq. ft. LEED Gold-certified facility
• A state-of-the-art floating classroom
• Unprecedented hands-on research experience with industry professionals
• Collaboration with OCEARCH as
well as Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the St. Johns Riverkeeper

Physics
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.