Jackson State University (JSU)

Jackson State University® is a diverse, technologically-advanced four-year university steeped in history and committed to preparing its students to become global leaders. We provide a caring, nurturing environment in which to challenge our students to improve themselves and serve others.

Designated as a high research activity university, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives. We value our alumni and friends who help to make us great.

We have assembled an amazing group of people throughout our four campuses, including some of the best students in the nation and a world-class faculty and staff. With nearly 9,000 students, Jackson State is the fourth largest institution of higher learning in Mississippi.  We welcome the opportunity and challenge of providing the best education possible for the people who choose to study at Jackson State University.

Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences


The JSU Atmospheric Science / Meteorology Program consists of several significant components including basic curricula, academic support, research, and outreach. When integrated together these components provide a supportive framework for the preparation of minority atmospheric scientists. Programmatic emphases include a strong commitment to student learning and professional preparation, increasing the number of African American atmospheric scientists, increasing the number of African American graduate students in atmospheric science, and an expansion of research and development with regard to basic and applied research, computer-related training strategies, and outreach and cooperative efforts.

The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program has in its primary objective to prepare students for careers in meteorology and to prepare students for graduate study in meteorology or in related fields. Our program also teach students from other disciplines about basic characteristics and phenomena of the atmosphere.

The B.S. in Meteorology is the only degree program in Meteorology in Mississippi and in its neighboring states.

To view a listing of the undergraduate-level courses offered, click here

Click here to view the course curriculum for the B.S. in Meteorology.

Dr. Mehri Fadavi, Department Chair & Lead Investigator
(601) 979-3645