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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

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Leveling the Playing Field

The number of science and healthcare jobs is expected to grow dramatically over the next 10 years. Yet only 18 percent of STEM and related degrees are awarded to underrepresented minorities each year.*

At Fordham CSTEP, we want to see those numbers change. CSTEP is a statewide undergraduate scholars program designed to prepare minority and economically disadvantaged students for careers in fields in which they are underrepresented:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • Health professions
  • Law
  • Other licensed professions (full list below)

List of Fields

Fordham’s program is one of the largest and most successful of New York’s 44 CSTEP chapters.

With the individualized attention and academic support we provide, many of our scholars get accepted each year to medical schools, law schools, and prestigious graduate and fellowship programs.

Diverse Rose Hill Students

A Tight-Knit Community

As a CSTEP scholar, you’ll be part of a dynamic and diverse community of highly motivated students on Fordham’s Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. You’ll make close friends and develop a peer network that you’ll come to depend on throughout your college years and your career.

It’s Not about Your Major

You don’t have to major in a STEM field to be a part of CSTEP. You could be a pre-med English major. Or a history major considering law school. You could be studying psychology, social work, or accounting.

Come visit our offices and see why so many of our successful alumni come back to thank us year after year.

Learn about our STEP program for students in grades 7 to 12.

*according to the National Science Foundation