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STEM Program for Advanced Scholarship Associate in Arts

STEM Program for Advanced Scholarship Associate in Arts
Type: AA
Subplan Code: SCIEN-AA
CIP: 1192401010

Program Description

The STEM Certificate and the Advanced STEM Certificate have been instituted for students who plan to major in a science, engineering or the pre-medical field. These certificates certify that students have completed a well-rounded math-science core curriculum. They provide a foundation that will give students a competitive edge in transferring into limited-access programs. The STEM Certificate Program is restricted-access.

Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Provide official transcripts indicating completion of high school with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or have a minimum 3.3 GPA on completed college courses;
  • Have a minimum ACT score of 25 or a combined SAT score of 1100;
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from previous English, mathematics or science instructors.

Note: Applicants who have completed the following high school courses with at least an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) are preferred: English II Honors, Algebra II Honors, Chemistry Honors, Physics Honors and Biology Honors.

Available Courses
Prerequisite Courses
Choose two:

To satisfy the seminar requirement for the Science Diploma, at least one seminar option must have an ISC prefix.

Required Courses

Choose one track from the follwing:

  • Biology, Health or Pharmacy/Preprofessional Track
  • Mathemataics, Actuarial Science, Chemistry or Physics Track
  • Engineering Track


Biology, Health or Pharmacy/Preprofessional Track

Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Chemistry or Physics Track

Engineering Track

2000-Level Science or Mathematics Electives

Must be a 2000-level science or mathematics course appropriate to the track the student has chosen.  See Coordinator of STEM Program for Advanced Scholarship program for recommended elective for specific pre-majors.  Electives may be fewer based on Mathematics General Education courses selected.


For Engineering and Physics track:

Biological or Earth Science General Education course

General Education Courses

History General Education course


Humanities General Education courses


Mathematics General Education course

(for biology, chemistry, health field, or pharmacy track)


Social Science General Education course

Total Credits:

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” 

** Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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