The Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geocience offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics, Meteorology, several 3/2 engineering options, and several concentrations in Physics. A 3/2 engineering option requires the student to complete three years of study in Physics at Jackson State University and two years at a participating engineering school. After completing the requirements at both institutions, the student would receive a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Engineering. A small student to faculty ratio in the Department provides students more individual attention from instructors. The research conducted in Physics include activities in High Energy Physics, Mathematical Physics, Chaos, Atomic and Chemical Physics, Astronomy, Theoretcial Astrophysics, Solid State Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Plasma Physics, Computational Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics, Theory of Atomic Clusters, Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Finite Systems, Hyperfine Interactions, and Dynamic Exchange Effects between solids and iron probes.
The Department's also offers for credit graduate science education and science content courses for graduate students of other programs. Several courses are offered for inservice teachers and other educators for professional development. These courses are often used toward certification and further degrees.
The Department's graduate faculty participates in the Environmental Science Ph.D. program in the College.