The state College Board has approved four new degree programs at Jackson State University. 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.
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