Undergraduate Studies

To view a listing of the undergraduate-level courses offered, click here.

The Department of Physics, Atmospheric Science, and Geoscience at Jackson State University offers a broad variety of undergraduate courses, for physics majors and non-physics majors alike.

The Department is working to achieve national ranking in the number of students enrolled as majors as well as in the number of graduates produced. Graduates of the program will excel in graduate study, research, and in the work force.

Goals of the Department are as follows:

  1. To prepare students for careers in physical research, medicine, engineering, meteorology research, professional meteorologist, and other professional areas including teaching of physics and physical sciences.
  2. To prepare students for graduate programs in physics, atmospheric sciences, engineering, and other applied sciences, graduate program in management, materials science, and for medical and dental schools.
  3. To develop understanding of basic scientific principles, concepts, and application in all students taking courses in the Department; to provide courses for students with other career interests which will increase their awareness of the environment and universe.
  4. To excel in research and development in the areas of meteorological observation, forecasting, modeling atomic and molecular physics, optics, materials science, nanotechnology, computational science, renewable energy, and earth and space science.
  5. To develop more collaborative research and development projects with other departments in Jackson State University, other institutions, state agencies, and non-profit and for profit organizations.
  6. To provide services to the community, the state, the nation, and the world in matters concerning science in general, including physics, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences.

Physics

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The B.S. in Physics has two tracks:

  1. B.S. Physics (General Physics Concentration)
  2. B.S. Physics (Leading to Alternate Career Choice Option)

Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Physics (General Physics Concentration)

Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Physics (Leading to Alternate Career Choice).

Meteorology

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The B.S. in Meteorology is the only degree program in Meteorology in Mississippi and in its neighboring states.

Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Atmospheric Science.

Earth System Science

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Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Earth System Science.