Student Programs & Opportunities

Health Careers

The Health Careers Program (HCP), funded jointly by MSU and the NJ Educational Opportunity Fund, is an undergraduate program that prepares highly motivated and academically capable students from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity for admission to health professions schools and careers in the sciences. The goals and objectives are achieved through a balance of formal course work, comprehensive supportive services such as tutorials, collaborative learning and recitation sessions, peer mentoring, academic advisement, individual and group counseling, lectures series, field trips and financial assistance. Students are provided a variety of experiences in the health professions including preceptorships, summer externships, research and other field experiences.


The National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program aims to foster success in science and mathematics by minority students in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The Garden State LSAMP program, led by Rutgers-Newark, has three clusters of participating colleges and universities in New Jersey. The College of Science and Mathematics maintains a leadership role in the Garden State-LSAMP program. Montclair State University is the "hub" of the program's northern cluster.

Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics (PRISM)

Professional Resources in Science & Mathematics (PRISM) is committed to teaching science and math in alignment with national and state standards, Supporting inquiry-centered and problem solving approaches to teaching, Deriving strength from diversity-a diversity of resources in people, expertise, district partners, and exemplary curriculum materials, plus Improving science, mathematics, and technology teaching for all children.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The Montclair State University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is dedicated to recruiting, preparing, and supporting new science teachers for New Jersey's high-need K-12 school districts. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation and offers two years of scholarships equal to the amount of New Jersey in-state tuition and fees, as well as an annual stipend of $3000 to undergraduate chemistry, physics, earth science, and biology majors admitted into the MSU Teacher Education Program.

Science Honors Innovation Program (SHIP)

The Science Honors Innovation Program (SHIP) is an intensive, research oriented two year honors program for CSAM students in the junior and senior years. SHIP students will benefit from a research experience that is not usually open to undergraduates by working closely with CSAM faculty and their colleagues, participating in seminars, workshops and conferences and by presenting and publishing their research. SHIP is the ideal preparation for a PhD program and a successful career in the sciences.

Seminar Exchange

The College of Science and Mathematics is home to over 100 professors from top-tier colleges and universities around the world. Our faculty, who span five disciplinary departments, bring an unmatched commitment to scholarship, research, mentorship and classroom excellence. In an effort to advance the sharing of research, a number of our research-active faculty make themselves available each year in the Seminar Exchange Program to speak on a broad range of research topics of interest to their counterparts at many of the area’s leading academic institutions.

Upward Bound

The Montclair State University – Upward Bound Project (UB) delivers educational opportunities for currently enrolled high school students, who come from low level income families and/or who are potential first-generation college bound. UB provides fundamental support for participants to succeed in their current level of education as well as preparing them in their pursuit of higher education.

Emphasis is made on the adolescent as a whole, by offering additional support via tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment activities/trips, work-study, financial literacy and personal development.

Weston Science Scholars

The Weston Science Scholars Program, now in its 10th year, offers specially selected ninth, tenth and eleventh graders from Montclair High School the opportunity to learn science "by doing science". The program recognizes high achieving students with significant potential in science, mathematics and related fields.