James Madison College (JMC) is a residential college where students studying public affairs and international relations receive personalized instruction while living together in the same residence hall. JMC offers students easy access to a wide range of campus resources, including faculty offices, academic advisers, classrooms, dining facilities and a library. Beyond traditional classroom learning, the college encourages civic engagement and global perspectives, promoting diversity, critical thinking and social justice.
The comparative cultures and politics major explores global cultural perspectives, their role in power dynamics, and their interaction with politics and economics, equipping students with interdisciplinary skills to tackle global challenges.
The international relations major focuses on international security, global governance, foreign policy of the United States and other countries, and comparative, regional and cultural studies.
The political theory and constitutional democracy major uses history and philosophy to examine political communities and the principles that animate them.
The social relations and policy major focuses on sociology, history and politics of intergroup relations. Intersectionality of class, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, religious belief and national identity are closely examined.
James Madison College graduates have secured a wide variety of jobs with employers ranging from the U.S. government to social and popular media outlets, private business ventures, and cultural and nonprofit organizations. They also pursue a wide range of graduate and professional degrees, including law, education, nonprofit administration, public policy, public health, communication, cultural studies, environmental studies, media studies, anthropology, social work and business.
To apply, simply select “James Madison College” as your major preference on your MSU undergraduate application for admission.