Jacksonville University

The university offers more than a hundred undergraduate, minor and
pre-professional courses, as well as graduate studies.

Jacksonville University is a small private university located in Jacksonville, Florida. Established in 1934 as a 2-year college, it transitioned to offering full-fledged 4-year undergraduate programs in 1956 and later introduced graduate programs.

The university has around 4,000 students, including international students from 45 countries around the world.

Top majors at JU include Aviation Management, Biology, Nursing, Business, and Marine Science.

The student life at Jacksonville University is characterized by diverse activities and organizations. There are multicultural, creative, political, and social groups, as well as religious, sports, entertainment, academic, and professional organizations, among others.

In the News & World Report ranking for 2022–23, Jacksonville University secured the 34th position in the category of 'Best Regional Universities South.'

The university offers over a hundred undergraduate, minor, and pre-professional programs, opportunities for undergraduate research and experiential learning, as well as graduate education.

Schools and colleges

Jacksonville University comprises 6 colleges:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences: This is the core of the university in the humanities. It includes the School of Social Sciences and Education and the School of Science and Mathematics. The college offers a broad educational experience encompassing quantitative analysis, the scientific method, historical and philosophical perspectives, social sciences, foreign languages, and more.

  2. Davis College of Business and Technology: This college includes the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Technology, and the School of Aviation and Military Science. Davis College of Business and Technology prepares students to enter the dynamic and complex world of business.

  3. Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts and Humanities: This college aims to provide individualized instruction and guidance to unlock each student's artistic and intellectual potential. It includes the School of Performing Arts, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Humanities.

  4. Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences: It includes the Keigwin School of Nursing, the School of Orthodontics, and the newly established School of Applied Health Sciences.

  5. Law School: Through a unique partnership with the city of Jacksonville, the law school became the first law school in Jacksonville in over twenty years. Located in the heart of the city, students immerse themselves in a dynamic legal community.

  6. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) at Jacksonville University: This college offers the region's first four-year medical school, situated on JU's Arlington campus.

Additionally, the university includes various institutes and organizations:

  1. Public Policy Institute: It offers a two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree, the first MPP program in Florida. The institute has established the state's first dual-degree programs:

    • MPP-Juris Doctor (JD)
    • MPP-Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • MPP-Master of Science in Marine Science (MS).
  2. Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI): Specializing in the mouth of the St. Johns River and coastal marine ecosystems, MSRI holds a LEED Gold certification. JU aims to create a leading educational center for research in biology and the marine environment in northeast Florida. JU has offered a Bachelor's degree in Marine Science since 1978 and provides Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Marine Science.

  3. STEAM Institute: It is a human-centered, project-based learning environment where students from various disciplines engage in design thinking and practical problem-solving.

  4. UpSkill Institute: Expanding opportunities for continuous education in the most in-demand skills, knowledge, and technical skills. There are hundreds of courses to help students gain an edge in the competitive economy.

Educational Programs at Jacksonville University

The university offers around 100 undergraduate programs in various fields:

Art and Performance:

  • Animation
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ceramics (specialization in art)
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Game Design
  • Glass (specialization in art)
  • Illustration
  • Jazz (specialization in music)
  • Music (specialization in vocal or instrumental)
  • Music Education (specialization in music)
  • Music Technologies
  • Musical Theater
  • Photography
  • Sculpture (specialization in art)
  • Theater Arts
  • Visual Design

Aviation and Aeronautics:

  • Aviation Management
  • Airline Management
  • Airport Management
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Aviation Management and Flight Production
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Naval and Maritime
  • Naval and Maritime Fleet


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Communication
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Pre-law
  • Sports Business


  • Education for Teaching
  • Music Education (specialization in music)

Health and Medical Sciences:

  • Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
  • Exercise Science
  • Medical Sciences
  • Care
  • Pre-health

Humanities and Languages:

  • Communication
  • English
  • French (specialization in world languages and culture)
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-law
  • Spanish (specialization in world languages and culture)
  • World Languages and Culture

Military Sciences:

  • Aviation Management and Flight Production
  • Naval Science / NROTC

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM):

  • Actuarial Science (specialization in mathematics)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information Security
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Planning (specialization in sustainable development, geography, and environmental planning)
  • FinTech
  • Game Design
  • Geography
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Pre-health
  • Sustainable Development

Social Sciences:

  • Environmental Planning
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Pre-health
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Development

The university also offers a range of postgraduate programs and several master's degree programs.


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