Undergraduate Studies



We offer two undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Mathematics. For those students who intended to seek careers in, for example, medical or pharmaceutical companies, technology industries, or financial trading, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics is most appropriate. The B.S. degree is also necessary for students who plan to go on to study Mathematics in graduate school. The second undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Mathematics is the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed). The B.S. Ed degree is suited for students interested in teaching mathematics at the high school or even junior college level. Students who completed the B.S. Ed are also prepared to enter graduate programs.

Admission Requirements

  • Must meet the admission requirements of Jackson State University
  • Preferred adequate high school mathematics preparation to begin calculus sequence.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 credit hours including transfer credits
  • Maintain overall GPA of 2.0
  • Maintain GPA of 2.5 in all core mathematics courses
  • Additional requirements of B.S. Ed

    • Pass all standard teaching certification exams (Praxis I and Praxis II)
    • Complete semester of student teaching
    • Complete professional education courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better


The department offers financial assistance to outstanding students in the form of awards and scholarships. Among these awards are the following:

Jacob L. Reddix Award

  • Junior or senior mathematics major
  • Highest overall GPA
  • Up to $1000

H. T. Sampson Award

  • Sophomore, junior or senior mathematics major
  • Highest mathematics GPA
  • Up to $1000

Charles G. Johnson Award **NEW**

  • See Department for criteria details
  • Up to $1000

**There are also a number of other competitive scholarships available through the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

 Undergraduate Degree Program's Curriculum Sheets

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics 

BSEd Mathematics Education

Superscripts courses