STEM Certificate Program
Students planning to pursue a high-demand career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) can earn a competitive advantage through Seminole State's STEM Certificate or Advanced STEM Certificate. Through these programs, students will gain access to engaging classes, structured course schedules, informative seminars and professional networking opportunities to help them stay on track for a four-year STEM degree.
Two STEM Degree Options
- STEM Certificate is awarded to those students who complete the eight science and math courses and the two science seminars with a GPA of 2.0-3.19 in those courses.
- Advanced STEM Certificate is awarded to those students who complete the eight science and math courses and the two science seminars with a GPA of 3.2 or higher in those courses.
How to Apply
Students are required to complete the STEM Certificate Application and return it to Professor Deborah Mead, STEM Program Coordinator. Students are required to submit two letters of recommendation within six months from the date on the STEM application to be accepted into the STEM Certificate Program. The letters of recommendation are required to be from Seminole State Science or Math faculty members.
STEM Certificate Requirements
Students are required to complete at least eight science/math courses (seven required courses and one elective) that follow one of the three tracks along with two one credit seminar courses, which may be any one or two of the science seminar courses which focus on research (ISC 1932), science careers (ISC 1933) or environmental issues (ISC 1937) in alternating semesters and/or Engineering Concepts and Methods (EGN 1007) and/or Honors Introduction to STEM Research ISC 2910H (one credit hour only).
Three Different STEM Tracks
- Track A: Biology, Health or Pharmacy/Preprofessional
- Track B: Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Chemistry or Physics
- Track C: Engineering
Please see the college catalog forrequired STEM Certificate courses.
These courses provide a diverse and strong educational foundation in lower-division coursework for students who plan to major in the hard sciences or the health, mathematics or engineering fields. Successful completion of the required courses result in less time spent at the university and a higher probability of admission to limited-access programs. Scholarship money may be available to students who qualify.
More information, please contact Professor Deborah Mead, the STEM Program Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.708.2208.