Jackson State University Wins Approval to Offer Two New Degree Programs in STEM Fields

The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has announced that it has received approval from the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer two new degree programs.

Jackson State University will now offer a bachelor of science degree program in biotechnology. It will be the only bachelor’s degree program in the field in the state of Mississippi.

In addition, the college will offer a master’s degree in computational/data-enabled science and engineering. Students pursuing the new master’s degree can concentrate in computer, industrial, electrical, computational, environmental or geological engineering or in public health.

Richard A. Aló, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Jackson State said that “the program will provide courses that prepare students for careers in academic, business, government and private industry as data scientists and data engineers for graduate training in statistics and related fields.”


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