Studying STEM at CSUEB
At CSUEB, STEM majors benefit from frequent ongoing exchanges with STEM faculty and the various research opportunities they present to students. A growing array of resources, including Institute staff designated solely to assisting students, are being developed by to make it easier for STEM majors to attain their degree and find employment upon graduation.
For more information on the CSUEB College of Science, click here.
Pathways to Engineering
Interested in studying engineering? Engineering Pathways is a resource for incoming freshman and transfer students which provides guides and assistance for entering a degree program in engineering. Funded by the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, Engineering Pathways partners directly with CSUEB to assist students in their transfer and/or enrollment process.
Check out the Engineering Pathways website here.
STEM Student Information
With the coordination of CSUEB professor Dr. Erica Wildy, we have helped to maintain a website that acts as a centralized informational hub on internships, fellowships/scholarships/financial aid, educational, research, employment, event opportunities, as well as other information for CSUEB students. The website mainly focuses on students with majors or minors in STEM disciplines, but there are a plethora of resources available to all CSUEB students regardless of their academic career plans.
Click here to check it out!
Exploring CSUEB Degree Options
If you are exploring a degree in STEM at CSUEB, you have a variety of degree options available to you. To better understand what classes are included within each major, check out the degree road-maps which outline the course taking patterns for each degree offered within the College of Science.
Avoiding Remedial Coursework
Freshman can save time and money by participating in their high school’s 11th grade Early Assessment Program testing opportunity. The exam is typically offered in the spring of students’ junior year of high school, and results are available at the beginning of the 12th grade year. Tips for what to do if test results indicate the need for further development are available at Support High School Students.
A Guide to the FAFSA
BestSchools.com has recently overhauled their FAFSA guide and updated it for 2016. In the course of their research they have found that most students were not aware that nearly all of them are eligible for some form of financial aid. So they decided to create a user-friendly guide that clarifies common questions, making it easier for students to have access to the support they qualify for to start or continue their education.
You can see the entire guide along with some of its features by navigating to the BestSchools website.
Choosing a First Year Learning Community Cluster
Once enrolled at CSUEB, all students are asked to select a first year learning community/cluster. A number of the clusters were designed specifically with STEM majors in mind. However, students who have not achieved a high enough score on the English and/or mathematics placement exams will not have access to the science oriented clusters until he/she has attained the level of skills needed to be successful in the courses. To learn more, go to remedial.
Tips on Transferring Units From Another College
Accelerating Time to Degree
- Enroll in classes if you’ve missed the CSUEB University application deadline
- Examine a field of study before enrolling in a degree program
- Update your skills
- Attend classes on a non-continuous basis
- Raise your grade point average (GPA) prior to application
Note: Regularly enrolled (matriculated) students or students who are, currently, applicants for admission as an Undergraduate or Graduate student in the current term are NOT permitted to take courses through Open University.
Applying to CSUEB
There are resources available to help you apply to CSUEB and pursue a career in STEM. For more information about the application process, deadlines, Pre-Admission Counseling or your admission status click here.
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Tips for Academic Success
Data suggests that students who connect their work at CSUEB to future career goals by exploring career options with CSUEB’s trained staff have higher retention and graduation rates. The services of CSUEB’s Academic Advising and Career Education center are available free of charge to all CSUEB students.
To find out more about teaching credential requirements, resources and programs, check out Teacher Preparation.
Teaching Online - Certificate Program
STEM Certificates for Educators
For more information on Foundational Level Mathematics or General Science Certificates, click here.