Programs & Courses

The Science pathway offers a multitude of options for students wishing to pursue a career in this field. Students can pursue a focus in Biology/Pre-Med/Pre-Vet, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Geoscience and Physics.

Career Strategies

STEM Strategies

  • Obtain hands-on research experience as a part of the SMART Scholars program.
  • Share information through poster sessions, publications and presentations
  • Get involved in student organizations in your field of interest (e.g. American Chemical Society and STEM Club).
  • Volunteer and participate in STEM programs on campus and in the community (e.g. STEM presentations to local middle schools, etc.).

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the STEM and Health Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations several weeks prior to transfer deadlines.
  • Choose courses with laboratory components to build experimental and instrumentation skills.
  • Consider taking a course in grant writing.


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