University of Connecticut
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STEM at UConn

In June 2013, the State of Connecticut continued its tradition of supporting UConn’s success with Next Generation Connecticut, an investment of approximately $1.5 billion. The primary focus is to expand UConn’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs to provide qualified individuals for Connecticut industries. This STEM expansion includes:

  • Hiring new STEM faculty;
  • Increasing enrollment of STEM-focused students;
  • Building STEM facilities to house teaching labs for material science, physics, biology, engineering, cognitive science, genomics, and related disciplines; and
  • Creating a STEM Scholars community within UConn's Honors Program.

STEM Scholars

High achieving, first-year freshmen applying to a STEM major have the opportunity to be selected as a STEM Scholar. In addition to receiving a scholarship, UConn STEM Scholars have the freedom to choose a course of study in numerous STEM fields and receive unique resources, benefits, and opportunities to enhance and support their academic pursuits. Benefits include:

  • STEM Living and Learning Community, where students live with other STEM and Honors Scholars in a tight-knit community within the Honors first-year residential complex;
  • First Year Experience STEM-related seminar taught by Honors faculty members;
  • Monthly STEM research seminars that allow students to broaden their knowledge base while sharing their insights;
  • Dedicated staff advisors with whom students work closely to identify the right research-based internships, study abroad opportunities, and undergraduate research positions; and
  • IDEA or SURF grants, which provide funding for original scientific or creative projects.

Invitations to the STEM Scholars community are competitive. While a strong academic performance is required, particular importance will be placed on experiences outside of the classroom that indicate an interest and commitment to the STEM fields.

STEM Majors at UConn

  • Agricultural Education#
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Animal Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
  • Dietetics
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Geoscience
  • Individualized Major (with approval as STEM)#
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management and Engineering for Manufacturing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences ^
  • Maritime Studies ^
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Actuarial Science
  • Mathematics/Actuarial Science/Finance
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pathobiology
  • Pharmacy Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology and Neurobiology
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education — Mathematics#
  • Secondary Education — Science#
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology and Biophysics
  • Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems

#Not eligible for STEM Scholars until after the student's initial enrollment.
^Available at the Avery Point campus only