Undergraduate Studies is a student advocate unit which provides a quality assurance program for first-and-second year students. In collaboration with the academic colleges, it ensures preparation for the rigor of their intended majors, engagement in leadership, service, citizenship, and community development activities.
Jackson State University has made a public commitment through its strong mission of the university to produce technologically advanced competent, diverse students who are able to compete in the global world as outlined through the five priorities of the university: 1. Academics 2. Invest in people 3. Innovation, partnerships and collaborations 4. Resources and 5. Communication. Through our core values of performance, professionalism, excellence, and accountability, the university offers high quality academic programs, intentional structured academic and student support services, a 21st Century learning environment and seamless career pathways for success.
Undergraduate Studies is comprised of three major programs: The First Year Experience, W. E. B. Du Bois Honors College, and University College; and six ancillary programs: Freshman/Transfer Orientation and Welcome Week, First-Year Assessment, First-Year Advisement, Student Retention Services, Transfer Services, and Comprehensive Academic Support Services.
Institute for Undergraduate Research, operating under Title III, administers mini-grants to faculty to mentor students and showcase work at the annual spring CUR research conference.
The Bridge To The Future (summer bridge program) offers incoming science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students an opportunity to earn six to nine hours of college credit with the assistance of tutoring, mentoring, and technology-assisted teaching, free room, board, tuition and books
This activity is funded in part by Title III.