Degree programs approved for Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state College Board has approved four new degree programs at Jackson State University.

The Clarion-Ledger reported (http://on.thec-l.com/1pDm9AS ) the programs will be offered beginning with the fall 2014 semester.

The board approved doctorate programs in engineering and in computational and data-enabled science and engineering.

Bachelor of science programs in biomedical engineering and in statistics also were approved.

University President Carolyn Meyers says the bachelor degree program in biomedical engineering will be the only undergraduate program of its kind offered in Mississippi.

"These new programs will enrich the inventory of academic offerings available to our students," Meyers said.

The doctoral program in engineering will emphasize computer engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, computational engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering and geological engineering.

The computational and data-enabled science and engineering program includes the disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, civil and environmental engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, materials science and engineering, physics, mathematics, technology, public health, economics and finance.

The biomedical engineering program focuses on one of the nation's fastest-growing career fields.

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Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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