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NJCSTME at Kean University . . .

THE major for science, applied mathematics or medicine!

Laura Lorentzen / Director Judy April / NJCSTME CoordinatorNJCSTME Recruitment & Student Services

We are recruiting NOW for the entering class of September 2010 908-737-3420

the mission of njcstme
The Mission of NJCSTME

*Increase the number and expertise of

university-educated individuals in science & math

through an integrated curriculum of applied

mathematics and science

*Prepare and train highly qualified scientists:

  • Scientist-educators to teach high school science & math
  • Scientist-researchers to work in industry
  • Scientist-physicians for careers in medicine
overview of njcsmte programs
Overview of NJCSMTE Programs

Five Year, Combined Bachelor/Master Degree Program

For entering Kean freshmen who have applied directly to NJCSTME

BS/MA Scientist-Educator Track

  • Specialize in High School Teaching of Biology, Chemistry or Math
  • B.S. Science & Technology, M.A. Instruction & Curriculum
  • Field Experiences & Student Teaching

BS/MS Scientist-Researcher Track

  • Specialize in Biotechnology (Chemistry/Biology) to Work in Science Research
  • Specialize in Computational Applied Mathematics to Work in Industry
  • Graduate Research Project Work

MS Biotechnology Program

  • For students already holding a bachelor’s degree in science,

we offer a convenient full- or part-time evening program

BS/MD Drexel Scholar Program (Entering NJCSTME freshmen only)

  • 4 + 4 Linkage Program with Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia PA), Kean’s NJCSTME & St. Peter’s University Hospital (New Brunswick NJ) for those wishing to pursue family medicine, general internal medicine and pediatrics
  • Specialize in Biomedicine
  • Second Language Proficiency
  • Clinical preceptorships at St. Peter’s Hospital
  • Enter medical school at Drexel after the bachelor’s degree
bachelor of science in science technology
Bachelor of Science in Science & Technology
  • Years 1 & 2: Freshmen/Sophomore Core Curriculum
  • One week in July, Transition to Kean NJCSTME Course
  • Science & Applied Math Course Integration
      • Chemistry linked with Calculus I and II
      • Physics linked with Linear Algebra
      • Biology linked with Probability and Statistics
      • Science Labs coupled with Applied Mathematics Labs
        • Applying math to the solution of scientific problems
        • Computational analysis & modeling to study complex systems & behavior
  • Opportunities Beyond the Science Classroom
      • Science & Society Seminars and Guest Speaker Symposiums
      • Integrated Team Research Projects with Presentations
      • Community Outreach Endeavors
      • Grant-funded research opportunities with faculty
junior and senior years 3 4
Junior and Senior Years 3 & 4
  • Computational Applied Mathematics
  • Biotechnology (Biology/Chemistry)
  • Biomedicine


  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Math Education
  • Academic Guidance
    • Academic Advisors who are NJCSTME faculty
    • Career Opportunity Mentoring & Dedicated Faculty & Staff Support
      • NJCSTME faculty are an interdisciplinary team of scientists & educators
      • Peer-tutoring freely available

Degree earned at the completion of Year 4:

Bachelor of Science in Science & Technology

Options in the areas of specialization above

policies on academic standards
Policies on Academic Standards
  • Academic Standards for CSTME 5 year, combined bachelor/master degree program
    • Freshman & Sophomore Year In State Tuition Paid
    • Must Maintain 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
    • 3 Additional Years Tuition for Educator Track (Must teach in NJ for 3 years upon graduation)
    • Scholarship Consideration for Scientist Track options in biotechnology & computational math for Yrs 3–5
  • Academic Standards for BS/MD program(BS/MD Drexel Program is NOT a scholarship program)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 & a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all biology, chemistry, physics and math courses, with no individual grade of less than a “C” in any course
    • Achieve GPA & grade requirements without repeating or withdrawing from any courses
    • Take all prerequisite courses at Kean University
    • All program requirements and other graduation requirements of Kean University must be completed in a timely manner
  • Take MCAT no later than April 30 of junior year of college
    • Score in a single examination a total minimum score of “31” (with no individual sub-section score less than “8”)
      • MCAT score of “9” or better in the critical reading section
      • MCAT score of “10’s” or better in the physical & biological sciences sections
      • A letter score of “P” or higher on the MCAT writing section
    • MCAT can be taken no more than three times to attain acquired scores

NJCSTME Admission Infofor Freshmen Entering 9/2009

  • Application for NJCSTME Five Year Programs  Due on or before March 1, 2010
  • Submit a Kean University undergraduate admission application
  • Submit a NJCSTME supplemental application on or before March 1st
  • Official High School transcript with minimum high school G.P.A. 3.0+
  • SAT score test results
    • Combined minimum SAT math & verbal score of 1100 (550+ in math subsection)
  • Letter of recommendation from a science &/or mathematics teacher
  • Demonstrated interest in science & math (thru at least precalculus); taken yearly in high school
  • Personal interview may be required
  • Application for Drexel BS/MD Scholar Program  Due on or before Dec 8, 2009
  • Permanent resident or USA citizen
  • Graduation from a U.S. high school with minimum high school GPA of 3.5
    • Satisfactorily passed (or in progress) the high school prerequisite courses
      • 4 years Math + 4 years English + 3 years Science (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Combined minimum SAT math/critical reading score of 1270 (subset scores no less than 560)
  • Demonstrated interest in science and medicine
  • Interviews upon request of the Biomedicine Selection Committee
student demographics kean academic culture
Student Demographics & Kean Academic Culture

Kean University . . .

Big school opportunities with a small school feel

  • 150 acre campus
  • 13,000+ students (1,200+ on campus residents)
    • 50 undergraduate majors
    • 30+ graduate degree programs
    • Approximately 43 % are self-reported minorities
    • All NJ counties represented
  • Average class size is 19
  • 18 varsity athletic teams, NCAA Division III
  • $1 million annual budget of student governments
  • 130 campus organizations & 30 Greek organizations
  • On campus student-run radio station 90.3FM & a cable TV station

Kean University’s NJCSTME

We are THE major if you want to do BOTH Science & Applied Math!

Future Home of the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics Education

Building Opening in 2010

The NJCSTME site is on Morris Avenue in Union, NJ, directly opposite the Kean University Main Campus and adjacent to

Historic Liberty Hall, less than 2 miles from Garden State Parkway