First-year, pre-major students who are in the first generation in their family to attend college and have an interest in the sciences are encouraged to join the STEM Pioneers Program.
Throughout the course of their first year at Montclair State University, STEM Pioneers will explore the sciences, learning more about the opportunities that are available to them academically and professionally in the College of Science and Mathematics. Students can (but are not required to) declare a major in science at the end of the program.
Students may join the program by selecting STEM Pioneers when they complete their First-Year Schedule Questionnaire once they have been accepted to and have committed to Montclair State.
- Students will receive extended academic support and peer mentoring throughout their program to ready them for a potential major in the sciences.
- Students will participate in a free immersion program at the New Jersey School of Conservation and other off-campus research sites.
- Students will have an academic advisor who specializes both in working with students interested in the sciences, and in helping students decide the best academic path for them at Montclair State University.