STEM for Students

Studying STEM at CSUEB

At CSUEB, STEM majors benefit from frequent ongoing exchanges with STEM faculty and have numerous opportunities to work with faculty on research projects. A growing array of resources, including designated staff within the Institute dedicated to assisting students, are being developed by the Institute for STEM Education 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



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 roadmaps which which outline the course taking patterns for each degree offered within the College of Science.


To research classes in each STEM major click here.

Interested in becoming a Teacher?

STEM Certificates for Educators

CSU East Bay has certificate programs for individuals wishing to enhance their math or science content knowledge in order to teach middle school math or science. Completion of these certificate programs should prepare students to demonstrate subject matter competency by passing the California Subject Exam for Teachers. Practicing multiple subject teachers can get an added authorization in either the Foundational Level Mathematics credential or the Foundational Level General Science credential after completing the certificate program and passing the necessary CSET exam. Individuals new to teaching need also to complete an accredited credential program.

For more information on Foundational Level Mathematics or General Science Certificates, click here.

Teaching Online - Certificate Program

CSU offers a certificate program in online teaching and an online Masters degree program in online teaching that enrolls students from around the world. Learn more at Teaching Online
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.


Tips on Transferring Units from Another College

To minimize the possibility of taking courses at another college that do not ultimately count towards graduation at CSUEB, STEM majors are encouraged to meet with faculty advisors well before applying and transferring to campus. Information about how to make an appointment for advising is available here. You may also find helpful information on transferable credits here.

Transferring to STEM at CSUEB

Tips On Transferring Units From Another College

To minimize the possibility of taking courses at another college that do not ultimately count towards graduation at CSUEB, STEM majors are encouraged to meet with faculty advisors well before applying and transferring to campus. Information about how to make an appointment for advising is available at advising and additional information about transferable credits is available here.


Accelerating Time to Degree

Prior to being formally admitted to CSUEB, students can take undergraduate and graduate courses at CSUEB through the Open University Program on a space-available basis. Taking courses through Open University allows you to:


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.



Transferring Into Engineering

Students interested in transferring to CSUEB to pursue an engineering degree can find helpful information at Engineering Transfers.



Tips for Academic Success

The Student Center for Academic Success offers a range of services to help students be successful academically. To learn more, go to first year students.

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.

STEM for Entering Freshman

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.



Avoiding Remedial Coursework

Freshman can save time and money by participating in their high school’s eleventh grade Early Assessment Program testing opportunity. The exam is typically offered in the spring of students’ eleventh grade year, and results are available at the beginning of the twelfth grade year. Tips for what to do if test results indicate the need for further development are available at Support High School Students



Tips for Academic Success

The Student Center for Academic Success offers a range of services to help students be successful academically. To learn more, go to first year students.

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.

Graduate Students

What degree and/or certificate options would I have at CSUEB?

A complete listing of graduate degrees offered by the College of Science and/or the College of Education and Allied Studies


Accelerating Time to Degree

Prior to being formally admitted to CSUEB, students can take undergraduate and graduate courses at CSUEB through the Open University Program on a space-available basis. Taking courses through Open University allows you to:


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.


Tips for Academic Success

The Student Center for Academic Success offers a range of services to help students be successful academically. To learn more, go to first year students.

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.