How STEM Core Works
STEM Core aims to assist students who are interested in a STEM major or career path
and who need to take Algebra and Trigonometry as prerequisites to Calculus.
Students may begin participating in STEM Core with College Algebra (Math 1x or Math
1) or Trigonometry (Math D). (Note: if students need to take Intermediate Algebra
prior to their STEM Core year, they should enroll in MATH C during the summer term
or in the year preceding their STEM Core year.)
In short, students join a cohort of other students in math classes that will prepare students for Calculus and advanced STEM classes in one academic year or less. STEM Core Scholars receive additional help from a dedicated math tutor and
the Student Support Specialist who can assist with a variety of challenges.
During this academic year, students are strongly encouraged to take Introduction to
Engineering (EGR 10) and/or Python Programming (CIS 7), along with English 1A or 1B,
to be ready to apply for a paid summer internship.