Jackson State University requires a minimum of 128 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Jackson State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Jackson State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
Jackson State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Jackson State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Jackson State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Jackson State University.
Reminder: Check with Jackson State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Jackson State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Jackson State University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Jackson State University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Jackson State University
Jackson State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Jackson State University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Jackson State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Jackson State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Jackson State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
🟨 Jackson State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the H. T. Sampson Library and there are 4 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Jackson State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Jackson State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Jackson State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Jackson State University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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