Undergraduate Studies

The Jackson State University Department of Music offers Undergraduate music curriculums as follows: 

 

Bachelor of Music Education: prepares students to teach music at all levels, K-12. These degree programs meet the minimum requirements for Mississippi Teacher Certification standards. Instrumental music education majors will need additional hours in piano and voice to qualify for a K-8 music endorsement. 

 

Bachelor of Music Education (Jazz Emphasis): prepares students to teach music at all levels, K-12, with an emphasis on Jazz Education. These degree programs meet the minimum requirements for Mississippi Teacher Certification standards. Instrumental music Education majors will need additional hours in piano and voice to qualify for a K-8 music endorsement.

 

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Piano, Vocal, Instrumental): prepares a student to become a professional musician and or prepares them for entrance to graduate or professional school. 

 

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (Instrumental, Vocal): prepares a student to become a professional musician with jazz studies as their emphasis, and/or for entrance to graduate or professional school. 

 

Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music Technology: prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in the music technology and media industries, as well as positions in academic research.