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At Stevens, taking what is learned in the classroom and applying it in a hands-on environment is an integral part of each studentís education. Therefore, we offer a variety of opportunities, such as cooperative education, internships, research, and industry-sponsored projects.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education at Stevens is an exciting opportunity for you to expand upon and apply classroom theory in a professional work environment before you graduate. In addition to the advantages of gaining relevant work experience, co-op earnings can help pay for your college education.

In its simplest terms, "co-op" at Stevens is a five-year academic program in which you alternate semesters of full-time study and full-time professional work related to your major and career goals. The first year is spent at Stevens, completing the academic requirements of freshman year and preparing for the professional world of employment. During the following three years, you alternate semesters of increasingly responsible work in industry and study at Stevens. The fifth (senior) year is then spent at Stevens. Co-op employers range from giant international corporations to small consulting firms. While most assignments are in the New York metropolitan area, Stevens students can, and do, co-op outside the region.

Year

Semester

Schedule A*

Schedule B*

1st Year

Fall

Semester 1

Semester 1

Spring

Semester 2

Semester 2

Summer

Work Semester

++

2nd Year

Fall

Semester 3

 

Spring

 

Semester 3

Summer

Semester 4

 

3rd Year

Fall

 

Semester 4

Spring

Semester 5

 

Summer

 

Semester 5

4th Year

Fall

Semester 6

 

Spring

 

Semester 6

Summer

 

 

5th Year

Fall

Semester 7

Semester 7

Spring

Semester 8

Semester 8



 

work term

++

open or possible work term

 * Choice of major will determine Schedule A or B.

Academic Benefits

  • Through hands-on experience you can feel confident about your chosen field of study very early in your college career.
  • Since you apply the fundamentals learned in the classroom to solve problems in industrial or business settings, you strengthen your Stevens education.
  • You will have access to state-of-the art equipment and resources not available on any college campus.


Financial Benefits

  • Over the course of the entire program, co-op earnings can provide a significant portion of your college expenses. Last year, salaries ranged from $12-$19 per hour, or $450-$750 per week. Thus, over the three-year work period you can earn up to a total of $52,000.
  • Tuition costs are payable over five years instead of four.
  • Upon graduation, you are in an excellent position to be hired through the connections youíve made during your co-op experience and often with a higher starting salary than most students who have had no professional work experience.

Professional Benefits

  • Over the course of the program, you have the opportunity to work for one to a maximum of three different companies. In doing so, you can realistically define your career objectives before you graduate.
  • You learn how to work with a wide range of personalities and how to become a professional in your field.
  • You have the chance to become familiar with a company before accepting a permanent position upon graduation.
  • You can develop a network of professional contacts and references that will prove helpful over the course of your entire career.

The Professional Practice Option
Students who wish to complete their degree in four years have the option of participating in the Professional Practice Program. After the completion of semesters 1-4, you may choose to enter the Professional Practice Program and interview on campus for your first professional assignment while taking semester 5 classes over the summer. You will begin your first assignment in the fall semester and return to the same employer the following summer. Semester 6 courses are taken in the spring. The Professional Practice Program will provide you a meaningful work experience and the opportunity to build an impressive resume through two semesters of assignments. This option is available to Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management majors. Students from other disciplines can apply after consultation with their academic advisors.

Eligibility
Co-op is available for full-time undergraduates pursuing a major in one of the sciences and engineering. You are eligible at the end of your freshman year, provided that you meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all freshman year course requirements with a minimum 2.20 GPA and be in good academic standing;
  • Regularly attend scheduled Co-op Preparation Meetings; and
  • Commit to follow a five-year alternating work/study plan.

Due to the unique curriculum of the business program, including the volume of pre-professional experience obtained through a series of required internships, co-op is not an option for these students.

Accreditation
Stevens is one of only 13 universities whose Cooperative Education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education. For more information, visit http://www.co-opaccreditation.org.

To Apply
Students must attend the Co-op Preparation Meetings held during freshman year at Stevens. For more information contact the Office of Cooperative Education, Wesley J. Howe Center, 6th floor, (201) 216-5368, or visit http://www.stevens.edu/co-op.

Undergraduate Projects in Technology & Medicine (UPTAM)

A unique 10-week summer program of student research, Undergraduate Projects in Technology and Medicine (UPTAM) is designed to stimulate and encourage talented undergraduate students to apply their engineering and scientific training to research problems in medicine, dentistry, and the life sciences. Participants are selected on a competitive basis and a limited number of stipends are available.

UPTAM involves Stevens, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and other area medical facilities. It enables you to apply knowledge of technology to medical research projects often conducted at the laboratories of a participating medical facility. Included among these projects have been:

  • Bile acid analysis by mass spectrometry for liver cancer studies;
  • Liver cell regeneration, search for mutation, virtual reality techniques, synthetic modification of Taxol, EKG studies using neural networks, countercurrent chromatography, and iron metabolism in renal failure; and
  • Use of computer graphics for examining the shape of proteins.

UPTAM students have also been involved in designing an oxygen measuring device for newborn infants, a portable artificial respirator, an artificial dialyzer/oxygenator for blood, and a lemniscate cardiogram for the diagnosis of heart problems.

As a result of your UPTAM program, you could, as several undergraduates do each year, author or co-author papers and reports with faculty members that may be presented to professional societies or published in professional journals. The stimulus of collaboration with medical researchers and the technical competence gathered through research appears to have aided UPTAM alumni in earning teaching or research assistantships in graduate schools or in entering schools of medicine or dentistry.

Pre-Professional & Accelerated Degree Programs

Stevens provides programs and advising services to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, or law.

Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dental
To prepare yourself for medical or dental school, you need an education that includes a strong foundation in the sciences (biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics), highly developed communication skills, and a solid background in the social sciences and humanities. In addition, you must show that you have the potential to integrate the science and the art of healing.

Four-Year Program
Any program at Stevens that includes the following courses satisfies the requirements for admission to accredited U.S. medical schools and dental schools:

  • Two years of chemistry with lab (CH 115, 116, 117, 118, 241, 242)
  • The biology sequence CH 281 and CH 381, and then either CH 382 or BME 482
    • (Please note that the lab portions of CH 381 and either CH 382 or BME 482 are used to satisfy the requirement for two biology labs)
  • One year of physics with lab (PEP 111, 112, 221, 222)
  • Eight credits of mathematics (MA 115, 116, 221)
  • One year of English, including writing and composition (any HUM 100-level course)

Updated October 2005 as per Undergraduate Academics.

In addition to the above minimum requirements, the courses most often recommended are the following: genetics, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, inorganic and/or physical chemistry, and English literature.

You should ask about the requirements of specific schools and prepare your study plan at Stevens accordingly. You should also complete the minimum required courses by the end of your junior year at Stevens so you can take the national exam - the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for medical school or the Dental Admission Test (DAT) for dental school - in the spring of your junior year at Stevens. We strongly encourage participation in summer research, such as Undergraduate Projects in Technology and Medicine (UPTAM), community service, or hospital service.

Accelerated Three-Year/Seven-Year Programs
The following options leading to combined degrees with a prestigious area medical school or dental school are available through our accelerated three-year programs. Admission to these programs is highly competitive. The requirements are listed in the "Applying for Admission to Stevens" section of this catalog.

The Combined B.S.-M.D. Program gives you the opportunity to earn the B.S. degree in one of the sciences at Stevens and the M.D. degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) - New Jersey Medical School in a total of seven years. If you are a high school senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and a promise for a career in medicine, you can be considered for the B.S.-M.D. program. If accepted to this program, you must complete three years in the Accelerated Chemical Biology program with a GPA of at least 3.40 and obtain acceptable scores on the MCAT exam. Promotion to the medical school is automatic without further application. Stevens awards the B.S. degree upon successful completion of the first year of medical studies.

Pre-Law
The Stevens humanities curriculum includes a pre-law concentration which prepares you for admission into premier law schools. Our law school advisor helps you choose the courses that suit your talents and interests, as well as prepares you for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which you take in your junior year at Stevens.

The Combined B.A.-J.D. Program gives you the opportunity to earn the B.A. degree at Stevens and the J.D. degree at New York Law School in a total of six years. Stevens awards the B.A. degree upon maintaining a GPA of at least a 3.00 at Stevens and upon successful completion of the first year at New York Law School.

Distinguished Fellowships and Scholarships Program

The Distinguished Fellowships and Scholarships Program was initiated to help outstanding Stevens undergraduate and graduate students seek and secure prestigious national and international awards. The program staff will identify and advise viable candidates for the appropriate awards, and guide them through the application, submission and interview process. Assistance is provided for the following prestigious scholarships and fellowships, some of which require institutional endorsement

  • Fulbright Program (according to their website)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
  • Morris Udall Scholarship
  • Whitaker International Scholars and Fellows Program
  • Boren Awards for International Study
  • Amgen Scholars
  • The Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

Students may also seek guidance and support to apply for other prestigious awards.

Each academic year, Stevens? Scholars and other outstanding students are invited to an information session where they receive details of the distinguished fellowships and scholarships, including requirements, guidelines and timeline.  Students are invited, or are recommended by faculty members to submit applications. When a student elects to apply for a specific fellowship or scholarship a designated staff member will work closely with them to ensure their submission is accurate, timely, and competitive.

To learn more about the Distinguished Fellowships and Scholarships Program, contact fellowships@stevens.edu.

 

Stevens Link Program

The Stevens Link Program is a one-semester, foundational program that offers conditional admission to Stevens Institute of Technology. 

The program features small classes, a focused common curriculum for all participants, and ample academic support. Upon successful completion of the foundation semester, students in the Link Program will matriculate to their second semester and will conclude within a typical four -year timeframe. It is expected that students will be able to graduate within four years depending on their academic performance. 

Successful completion of the Stevens Link Program includes the achievement of a 2.8 GPA in the Link semester, as well as satisfactory conduct. At that time, students will be fully admitted to the university and will be eligible to register for succeeding terms. Students who do not achieve a 2.8 GPA will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Link Program students take a slightly reduced course load (12 or 13 credits). Most Link Program students will follow a common course schedule.

Fall semester courses for engineering majors will include:

Course

Lecture Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

Calculus I (MA 115)

4

 

4

Engineering Experiences I (E 101)

1

 

 

Engineering Design I (E 121)

 

3

2

Engineering Graphics (E 120)

 

2

1

Introduction to Programming (E 115)

1

2

2

Writing and Communications Colloquium (CAL 103)

3

 

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12

ROTC

Stevens offers Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC through programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ, and Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their undergraduate degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. Air Force ROTC offers two primary routes to an Air Force commission at over 700 institutions throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico: the Air Force ROTC Four-Year Program and the Air Force ROTC Two-Year Program.

The Four-Year Program: The General Military Course (GMC) is the first half of the Four-Year Program and is generally taken during your freshman and sophomore years. This program allows you to "try out" Air Force ROTC for up to two years without incurring any obligation (unless on an Air Force scholarship). As you attend a one-credit-hour class each semester, you'll learn more about the Air Force and the historical development of airpower. The second half, called the Professional Officer Course (POC), is highly competitive. These junior and senior level 3-credit courses cover management and leadership skills, national defense policy and preparation for active duty.

The Two-Year Program: This program, also called the POC, is primarily available to junior college transfer students, sophomores, and veterans who have at least two years of college remaining (undergraduate, graduate, or combination of the two). It is especially for those who are majoring in selected scientific and technical areas, such as mathematics, physics, meteorology, engineering, and computer science. This program is highly competitive, so it is important to apply early in your sophomore year. The leadership, national defense policy, and active duty program courses are the same as those offered in the second half of the Four-Year Program.

Aerospace course descriptions include:

AS 100 (1-1.5-1)
A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

AS 200 (1-1.5-1)
This course examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today?s USAF air and space power. The course also examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, the students continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and continue to develop their communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.

AS 300 (3-1.5-3)
This course is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.

AS 400 (3-1.5-3)
This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.

For additional information about the Air Force ROTC program, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at NJIT, telephone: (973) 596-3626, email: afrotc490@njit.edu.

Army ROTC (AROTC)
Seton Hall has a long tradition of association with the ROTC program. ROTC is a college course in leadership training that is open to all students. ROTC prepares students for success in life by training them to be leaders in their chosen field, whatever that may be. ROTC will not limit your choice of major, your ability to play a sport, join a club, or have a job. Students enrolled in ROTC represent a wide cross-section of the university; the thing they have in common is the desire to excel in college and beyond. ROTC is a college elective that tells future employers that you have real-life experience handling people and solving problems. Enroll for two years with no obligation. Enroll for no cost, when not taken for credit.

For those students who so chose, ROTC can lead to a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Army officers are the upper management of the Army. They work in a wide variety of fields on Army bases around the country and throughout the world. Officers can serve their country full-time on active duty or part-time as a citizen-soldier in the Army Reserve or National Guard.

The ROTC Program annually awards two-, three-, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding young people who are interested in receiving a commission in the United States Army. Scholarships currently provide up to $17,000 per year for tuition and fees, $600 as a textbook allowance, and a stipend of up to $400 per month, for up to 10 months each school year. Any citizen, including those who are cross-enrolled at nearby colleges and universities, may apply.

For those considering a nursing career, the Seton Hall ROTC program has been designated as a Program for Nursing Education Center; it works closely with nursing students, enabling many to start their careers successfully as Army nurses. Scholarships for nursing majors are designated annually.

ROTC can be completed in two, three, or four years. We work with you to develop the best program to meet your needs. The courses aid students by providing leadership and management experience; developing self-discipline, physical stamina, and poise; enhancing development of management skills; and developing qualities basic to success in any career. Depending on the degree program, a maximum of 22 credits in ROTC courses may be applied toward a bachelor?s degree.

In keeping with the military?s demanding challenges, physical fitness is an extremely important part of the ROTC experience. All cadets participate in supervised physical training designed to gradually bring the individual to a high level of health and fitness.

The advanced course also includes, for qualified cadets seeking a commission, a requirement to attend the five-week National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) during the summer between the junior and senior years; the cadet is further trained and evaluated for leadership potential. While at NALC, cadets receive pay, travel, and benefits.

Cross-Enrollment
The Department of Military Science offers students attending nearby colleges and universities the opportunity to participate in ROTC through a cross-enrolled program where cadets attending other institutions commute to Seton Hall to participate in ROTC.

Basic courses are as follows:

ROTC 1101/0101 Foundation of Officership (2.0)
Discuss the organization and role of the Army; introduction to leadership, military customs and traditions; review the basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication; and analyze Army values and expected ethical behavior. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

ROTC 1102/0102 Basic Leadership (2.0)
Practice basic skills that underlie effective problem solving and learn briefing techniques and the Army writing style; apply active listening and feedback skills; examine factors that influence leader and group effectiveness; and examine the officer experience and life in the Army. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

ROTC 2201/0201 Individual Leadership Studies (3.0)
Develop knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills; develop problem solving and critical thinking skills to include goal setting and the decision-making process; and apply communication, feedback, and conflict-resolution skills. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

ROTC 2202/0202 Leadership and Teamwork (3.0)
Focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes; challenges current beliefs, knowledge and skills while focusing on teamwork and group process; and provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Advance Course as the Leaders Training Course. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

Advanced courses are as follows:

ROTC 3301/0301 Leadership and Problem Solving (3.0)
Examines basic skills that underlie effective problem solving; analyze the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st century; review the features and execution of the Leadership Development Program; and analyze military missions and plan military operations for small unit tactics. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

ROTC 3302/0302 Leadership and Ethics
Probes leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate; develop confidence and leadership competencies; recognize a leader's responsibility to accommodate subordinate spiritual needs; apply principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication; and instruction to National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) procedures. Prerequisite: ROTC 3301/0301. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

ROTC 4401/0401 Leadership and Management
Builds on NALC experience to solve organizational and staff problems; discuss staff organization, functions, and processes; examine principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change; analyze counseling responsibilities and methods; and apply leadership and problem-solving principles to a complex case study and simulation. Prerequisite: ROTC 3302/0302. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

ROTC 4402/0402 Officership
Capstone course designed to explore topics relevant to second lieutenants entering the Army; describe legal aspects of decision making and leadership; analyze Army organization for operations from the tactical to strategic level; assess administrative and logistics management functions and perform platoon leader actions; examine leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Prerequisite: ROTC 4401/0401. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.

Advanced Independent Study courses are as follows:

ROTC 5501/0501 Applied Leadership
Independent study of applied leadership through battlefield case studies. Prerequisite: ROTC 4402/0402.

ROTC 5502/0502 Leadership in the 21st Century
Independent study of the demands of leadership in today?s Army and the Army of the future. Prerequisite: ROTC 5501/0501.

For additional information about the Army ROTC program, contact the Department of Military Science at Seton Hall University, (973) 763-3078 or (973) 761-9446.

Sponsored Senior Design Program

The Sponsored Senior Design Program provides an opportunity for a team of engineering and/or computer science students to round out their education by completing a two-semester industry-sponsored design project. Typically, the sponsoring company proposes one or more potential design projects which are reviewed by a faculty design coordinator.

A suitable project is one that provides value to the sponsor, can be completed in the allotted time, and meets the academic requirements of the program. For example, NASA supports the revitalization of aviation transport for small business and personal aircraft with a maximum commute of 800 miles per day; a group of Stevens students designed an aircraft to meet these specifications. Stryker Howmedica Osteonics wants an electronic tracking system to properly align the acetabular implant during hip arthroplasty. Our students met the challenge despite having to eliminate electrical interference from the materials used in the instruments and create a non-reusable subcomponent.

The Stevens Scholars Program

The Stevens Scholars Program offers qualified students the opportunity to focus on several areas of study, and to either participate in undergraduate research or pursue an accelerated program leading to a dual bachelor's degree or a dual bachelor's/master's degree in four years. As part of the Scholars Program, we offer special honors seminars at the freshman and sophomore levels in chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and business. Students do not apply to the program; they are identified and selected during the undergraduate admissions process or after earning a minimum GPA of 3.8 after their first semester at Stevens.

In addition to one honors seminar per semester for two semesters, Stevens requires Scholars Program students to take H183, H184, and H186, Honors Research Seminars I. II, and IV. Upon completion of the freshman year, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better.

As a Stevens Scholar, you have the opportunity to work on a special research project with a Faculty Research Mentor during the summer months. Participation in special research is subject to the availability of suitable projects and the approval of a Faculty Research Mentor. Students working on these projects receive a stipend and, if residence hall rooms are available, free campus housing during each summer project period. If you wish to pursue an accelerated program instead of conducting summer research, you can take up to four tuition-free courses each summer.

Five-Year Bachelors/Masters Program

Stevens offers the opportunity for high achieving students to enter our five year Bachelors/Masters program. Students are selected for the program at the time of admission to Stevens. They are required to have a minimum combined SAT of 1300 and be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class to be considered. Recommendations, essays, and interview results are also considered. Students will be notified of their acceptance into this program prior to April 1 st of the senior year of high school. Students will be required to have a 3.0 at the end of their sophomore year to remain in the program. Students who have a 3.2 GPA at the end of their sophomore year at Stevens will also be allowed to apply for the program.

Students in the program will attend Stevens for five years. The students will receive both their Bachelors and Masters degrees at the end of five years of study. They will be charged undergraduate . tuition for each of their five years. They will maintain their merit scholarships for the entire length of the program. Stevens need-based aid will also continue based upon the completion of the CSS Profile and the FAFSA. Students who complete the FAFSA will remain eligible for Federal assistance but not NJ State programs.

Typically students will study for their Masters degree in the same program where they are pursuing their Bachelors degree. There may be some exceptions but they would have to be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Academic advising will be done at the departmelJt level and each department will appoint a faculty member to serve in this role. The registrar's office will work with each department to develop a sample schedule that will be used for degree check out and general guidance. All students in the program, will be required to have an approved study plan by the end of the spring semester of their junior year. The Assistant Vice President for Student Services will be the administrator responsible for the program. She will coordinate with the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Deans of the Schools to assure the students are tracked, billed appropriately and meet the requirements of the programs. The Academic Departments are responsible to develop the curriculum path and advise students. Students who are in the honors program should be encouraged to complete thesis.

The program will be advertised to the entering class of 2009. Current sophomores who have a 3.2 at the end of the spring may be invited to apply. They will be required to have an interview with the department and to complete the application for graduate school. Students who are recommended by their faculty and meet the 3.2 GPA requirements will be notified of their acceptance into the program prior to the beginning of their junior year.

Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP)

Since 1968 the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP ? www.stevens.edu/step) has been supporting Stevens? commitment to increase the matriculation  of students from  groups underrepresented  in engineering, science and other technical fields. The overall mission of STEP is to provide support and encouragement to students from diverse backgrounds, and help them acquire the skills to become leaders within the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and liberal arts communities.

STEP is a supportive community of learners, which provides a wide range of programs and services to promote and reinforce students? academic, personal and professional development.  This program offers mentoring, counseling, tutoring, academic and career advising, and other related assistance. STEP also oversees the New Jersey Education Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program (http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/) at Stevens, and the Bridge pre-freshman program.

EOF is a state-funded financial aid and support program offered to students who meet the state-mandated financial and education guidelines.  EOF students receive a financial award and specific support services.  STEP administers the EOF program and EOF freshmen are required to attend the Bridge summer pre-freshman experience.

Bridge is a rigorous six-week summer residential program that offers incoming freshmen an introduction to the academic realities of the Stevens undergraduate experience.  In Bridge the students are offered a simulation of the first semester, and have the opportunity to begin making connections, and developing relationships with classmates, faculty, and staff.  Students may be required to attend Bridge as a condition of their admission to Stevens. Additionally students may be invited or request to attend the Bridge program.  Any Stevens? undergraduate who did not participate in Bridge is eligible to join STEP during the academic year.

STEP also provides guidance and support to the following student-run organizations: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Latin American Association (LAA), and the Black Student Union (BSU).  

For more information, contact, step@stevens.edu, or 201-216-5387, or visit the STEP Office in the Wesley J. Howe Center, 10th floor

Study Abroad

 

Studying Abroad is one of the most important activities that college students may do for their personal development, their career, and to prepare for the world they will enter after graduation. In the global society in which we live today, it is becoming increasingly essential to have an understanding of and appreciation for different people, cultures, and  how others see things and address challenges, both in business and everyday life. Participating in a Study Abroad Program or other education abroad experience will add another dimension to a student?s resume, help them gain a global perspective, and allow them to recognize the value of international cooperation. 

Undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study at Stevens, and who are not in their senior year have the option to participate in an education abroad experience. They are able to choose between short term and long term programs (summer, semester, or academic year), engage in research, internships or enroll in courses at partner universities located around the world.

Short-term opportunities include Stevens Faculty Lead Programs at foreign destination, and research programs at international facilities or universities.  Past destinations have included Ecuador, Malaysia, Spain, the Netherlands, and Norway.  Some short-term programs may offer students the opportunity to earn academic credits.

Long-term programs are traditional study abroad experiences in which students enroll for a semester or academic year at partner universities located around the world.  Students select a school which offers courses pre-approved for transfer to Stevens and which meet graduation requirements.   Stevens offers several established options for study abroad experiences. Among them are exchange programs with the University of Dundee in Scotland, University College London (restricted to Naval Engineering concentration students), and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Stevens also currently supports consortium agreements with University College Dublin in Ireland, University of Sydney and Bond University in Australia, Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, Queen Mary, University of London, American University of Paris, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary. Agreements with additional schools, and new research opportunities are continuously being sought; and students may also explore opportunities with other institutions.

The decision of when to Study Abroad is made after discussions with the Academic Advisor, Co-op Counselor (if appropriate) and the Study Abroad Advisor. Students are counseled to select the semester or summer which best fits their academic curriculum, and does not delay their graduation.

Stevens students who have participated in study-abroad programs, and other international education experiences report that it enriched their lives, and enhanced their opportunities for employment and/or professional studies.

For more information view www.stevens.edu/studyabroad, contact studyabroad@stevens.edu, or visit the Study Abroad Office, Wesley J. Howe Center, 10th floor.

 

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