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STEM FAQs

What majors are considered to be STEM?

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields of study encompass a wide array of majors and careers.

Do I have to be in the program to meet with a STEM counselor?

No. Any STEM student can make a preliminary appointment with a STEM Counselor. Please visit our counseling page for details on how to make an appointment.

What are the benefits of the STEM Program?

  • ​Summer Bridge Program for incoming students
  • STEM-focused transfer counseling, student orientations, & workshops (transfer workshops, STEM 101, financial literacy, etc.)
  • Peer mentors, internship opportunities, lectures, & activities
  • Free STEM tutoring
  • STEM Scholarships
  • STEM focused local and out-of-state university field trips

Can I apply to the STEM Program even if I have a lot of units?

Yes. Number of units completed do not matter, what matters is that you will be enrolled at SMC for at least 1.5-2 more years.

Can I apply to the STEM Program if I am a nursing major?

Unfortunately, nursing is not considered to be a STEM major.

Can CA Dream Students participate in the STEM STEP Program?

Yes. All full time students, regardless of citizenship status, are encouraged to be part of STEM STEP.

Can I be in First Year Program, Honors, PUENTE, or any other student service program, and still be a part of STEM?

Yes. Many of our students are often enrolled and active participants​ in other programs on campus.

Who can I talk to if I am interested in learning more about the program?

Visit our contact page for location, phone and email information. We look forward to hearing from you.​

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