The New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM) offers an exciting opportu-nity for students wishing to pursue careers in engineering science. Kean University and the New Jersey In-stitute of Technology (NJIT) have partnered to offer the Engineer Science Scholars Program to highly qualified undergraduate students. Students in this program who meet all the requirements while in college are awarded the B.S. in Science & Technology / Engineering Science degree from NJCSTM at Kean Uni-versity then complete their Master’s degree in The College of Engineering at NJIT.
The Engineering Science option in NJCSTM is a four year bachelor’s degree focusing on the scientific basis for modern engineering, with coursework in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer sci-ence as well as specialized engineering coursework. Certain engineering coursework, selected with the ad-visement of both Kean NJCSTM and NJIT faculty advisors, is taken at NJIT and counts toward both the Kean bachelor’s degree and the NJIT master’s degree. Students who have successfully completed all pro-gram requirements matriculate directly into an M.S. program at NJIT. Available engineering options in-clude specializations in: mechanical, industrial, electrical, structural, construction, transportation, chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical engineering.
Kean University: Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology / Engineering Science
Curriculum: The NJCSTM academic programs are founded on a central core curriculum for the freshmen and sophomore cohorts. The unique core curriculum integrates science and mathematics by linking fresh-men chemistry with calculus and computational modeling, and physics and biology linked with linear alge-bra and probability for the sophomores, whereby they approach biology, chemistry and physics through the analytical language of mathematics. Students then continue with upper level coursework concentrating in the engineering sciences, with the opportunity to further specialize in a particular concentration, depending on the intended graduate degree. Several upper level undergraduate courses will be taught by NJIT faculty at the NJIT campus in Newark, ensuring a smooth transition between undergraduate and graduate studies.
Program Expectations: Offer of admission to Kean University’s NJCSTM for the B.S. Science & Tech-nology / Engineering Science Option with conditional admittance to the NJIT M.S. Engineering program is contingent on successful adherence to the following criteria while in undergraduate studies. Lack of adher-ence to these criteria negates the candidate’s eligibility to matriculate into NJIT for the master’s studies. Full matriculation into NJIT for the master’s degree is contingent on the earned degree B.S. Science & Technology / Engineering Science Option from Kean University. Kean undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher Minimum grade of C in no more than two academic major required courses, including the NJIT courses taken as a non-matriculated NJIT student toward the Kean bachelor’s degree and subject to approval of NJCSTM advisor and relevant NJIT program advisor Completion of the GRE General Exam Endorsement by the NJCSTM Admissions Committee Submission of the NJIT master’s degree application with application fee by end of college junior year