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College of Science, Engineering, and Technology


Jackson State University’s degree options in Biology is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies, as well as for entering the job market. Students can elect to specialize in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Pre-Health Careers(Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, etc.), or Pre-Health Career Prerequisites (Pre-Dental, Hygiene, Pre-Nursing).


The Department of Biology is an integral component in the vibrant and esteemed College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Jackson State University, the urban university of Mississippi. Designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a research-intensive university, Jackson State University, offers Biology to study the basic science of life and the foundation of life science studies. Courses in Biology serve as stepping stones for students preparing for careers in basic science research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biotechnology, environmental and marine sciences, in addition to many health-related disciplines and professions.



John A. Peoples Science Building, Room 335


(601) 979-2586

Mailing Address

Jackson State University,
Department of Biology,
1400 J.R. Lynch St.,
P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217