Approaches to Learning
At Stevens, taking what is learned in the classroom and applying it in a hands-on environment is an integral part of each student’s education. Therefore, we offer a variety of opportunities, such as cooperative education, internships, research, and industry-sponsored projects.
The Pinnacle Scholars Program
The Pinnacle Scholars Program is an invitation-only program for undergraduate students who want to push the boundaries of their education even further. Students are identified and selected during the undergraduate admissions process and are notified of their selection for this highly competitive program in their admissions acceptance letters. Invited students must confirm or decline acceptance into the program. Pinnacle Scholars gain unique and extremely valuable hands-on exploration and application of their knowledge through advanced research and international experiences.
Among the many advantages, this highly regarded program gives undergraduates a distinction in the job market and/or advancement to competitive graduate and doctoral studies. Pinnacle Scholars receive the following benefits:
- An annual cultural passport (valued at $500) for museum memberships and cultural events (e.g. Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, opera, symphony, art exhibits). This passport will allow you to experience the special cultural opportunities available only in the New York City Metropolitan area.
- The opportunity to enroll in special honors and research seminars that provide support and guidance for research activities.
- Individualized mentoring and advisement.
- The option to participate in the 4+1 Master’s Program with a scholarship equal to 20 percent of your graduate tuition in the fifth year.
- An annual $5,000 stipend to support participation in one of the following three options each year*:
o Research opportunities guided by a faculty advisor
o Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Research Program (application required)
o An international experience (e.g. study abroad or internship, approved by the Office of International Programs)
(*The stipend may be used for summer courses if one of the three options is unavailable due to capacity or scheduling.)
Pinnacle Scholars may remain in the program for up to eight academic semesters provided they maintain a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) and make satisfactory academic progress toward the degree. The cumulative GPA will be reviewed annually.
4+1 Bachelors/Masters Program
Stevens offers the opportunity for high-achieving students to enter our 4+1 Bachelor’s/Master’s program. Students are selected for the program at the time of admission to Stevens. Students will be notified of their acceptance into this program prior to April 1st of the senior year of high school. Students will be required to have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA at the end of their sophomore year to remain in the program.
Students in the program must complete their bachelor’s degrees in four years. The students will receive their master’s degrees upon completing the graduate degree requirements in the fifth year. Students in the fifth year will have graduate student status subject to the full-time graduate tuition. Students will receive a scholarship equal to 20 percent of the graduate tuition in the fifth year.
Qualified students will apply for admission to a specific master’s degree program in their fifth semester. The application starts with a screening process by the Undergraduate Academics Office.
Graduate academic advising will be done at the department level and each department will appoint a faculty member to serve in this role. The Registrar's Office will work with each department to develop a sample schedule that will be used for degree check-out and general guidance. All students in the program will be required to have an approved study plan by the end of the spring semester of their junior year.
Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP)
Since 1968 the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP www.stevens.edu/sit/step) has been providing support and encouragement to students of color underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEP provides the students with an environment and space in which they may freely engage and support each other. It offers programs and services which celebrate their cultural and ethnic diversity, and help promote their academic, personal and professional development. Among the services offered are mentoring, counseling, tutoring, and career advising. STEP also coordinates the Bridge pre-freshman program, and oversees the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program (http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.shtml) .
STEP Bridge is a challenging six-week college level summer residential program for incoming freshmen. It is an introduction to the academic realities of the Stevens undergraduate experience. The Program helps students begin the transition from high school to college, giving them the opportunity to network with upperclassmen, and to develop relationships with classmates, faculty, and staff. Students may be required to attend Bridge as a condition of their admission to Stevens, or may request to attend. Any Stevens' undergraduate who did not participate in Bridge is welcome to join STEP during the academic year.
The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is a state-funded financial aid and support program offered to students who meet the state-mandated financial and education guidelines. EOF students receive a financial award and specific support services. All freshmen receiving an EOF grant are required to attend Bridge and are considered members of STEP.
The STEP staff serves as advisors to the student-run organizations: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Latin American Association (LAA), and the Black Student Union (BSU).
For more information, contact [email protected], or 201-216-5387, or visit the STEP Office in the Wesley J. Howe Center.
Cooperative Education at Stevens is an exciting opportunity for you to expand upon and apply classroom theory in a professional work environment before you graduate. In addition to the advantages of gaining relevant work experience, Co-op earnings can help pay for your college education.
In its simplest terms, "Co-op" at Stevens is a five-year academic program in which you alternate semesters of full-time study and full-time professional work related to your major and career goals. The first year is spent at Stevens, completing the academic requirements of freshman year and preparing for the professional world of employment. During the following three years, you alternate semesters of increasingly responsible work in industry and study at Stevens. The fifth (senior) year is then spent at Stevens. Co-op employers range from giant international corporations to small consulting firms. While most assignments are in the New York metropolitan area, Stevens students can, and do, co-op outside the region.
Sample Co-op Schedules
open or possible work term
* Choice of major will determine Schedule A or B.
- Through hands-on experience you can feel confident about your chosen field of study very early in your college career.
- Since you apply the fundamentals learned in the classroom to solve problems in industrial or business settings, you strengthen your Stevens education.
- You will have access to state-of-the art equipment and resources not available on any college campus.
- Over the course of the entire program, co-op earnings can provide a significant portion of your college expenses. Last year, salaries ranged from $12-$19 per hour, or $450-$750 per week. Thus, over the three-year work period you can earn up to a total of $52,000.
- Tuition costs are payable over five years instead of four.
- Upon graduation, you are positioned to be hired for a top opportunity with a highly competitive salary because of the professional experience you’ve gained through Co-op network you have established.
- Over the course of the program, you have the opportunity to work for one to a maximum of three different companies. In doing so, you can realistically define your career objectives before you graduate.
- You learn how to work with a wide range of personalities and how to become a professional in your field.
- You have the chance to become familiar with a company before accepting a permanent position upon graduation.
- You can develop a network of professional contacts and references that will prove helpful over the course of your entire career.
The Professional Practice Option<
Students who wish to complete their degree in four years have the option of participating in the Professional Practice Program. After the completion of semesters 1-4, you may choose to enter the Professional Practice Program and interview on campus for your first professional assignment while taking semester 5 classes over the summer. You will begin your first assignment in the fall semester and return to the same employer the following summer. Semester 6 courses are taken in the spring. The Professional Practice Program will provide you a meaningful work experience and the opportunity to build an impressive resume through two semesters of assignments. This option is available to Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management majors. Students from other disciplines can apply after consultation with their academic advisors.
Co-op is available for full-time undergraduates pursuing a major in one of the sciences and engineering. You are eligible at the end of your freshman year, provided that you meet the following requirements:
- Complete all freshman year course requirements with a minimum 2.20 GPA and be in good academic standing;
- Regularly attend scheduled Co-op Preparation Meetings; and
- Commit to follow a five-year alternating work/study plan.
Due to the unique curriculum of the business program, including the volume of pre-professional experience obtained through a series of required internships, co-op is not an option for these students.
Stevens is one of only 13 universities whose Cooperative Education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education. For more information, visithttp://www.co-opaccreditation.org.
Students must attend the Co-op Preparation Meetings held during freshman year at Stevens. For more information contact the Office of Cooperative Education, Wesley J. Howe Center, 6th floor, (201) 216-5368, or visit http://www.stevens.edu/co-op.
Pre-Professional & Accelerated Degree Programs
Stevens provides programs and advising services to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, or law.
Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dental
To prepare yourself for medical or dental school, you need an education that includes a strong foundation in the sciences (biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics), highly developed communication skills, and a solid background in the social sciences and humanities. In addition, you must show that you have the potential to integrate the science and the art of healing.
Your program at Stevens must include the following courses to satisfy the course requirements for admission to accredited U.S. medical schools and dental schools:
- Two years of chemistry with lab (CH 115, 116, 117, 118; CH 243, CH 244, CH 245, CH 246)
- The biology sequence CH 281 and CH 381, and then either CH 382 or BME 482 (Please note that the lab portions of CH 381 and either CH 382 or BME 482 are used to satisfy the requirement for two biology labs)
- One year of physics with lab (PEP 111, 112, 221, 222)
- Eight credits of mathematics (MA 121, 122, 123, 124)
- One year of English, including writing and composition (any HUM 100-level course)
Most U.S. medical and dental schools will NOT accept AP courses from high school to satisfy the basic chemistry, biology and physics courses.
The “new” MCAT in 2015 will also include psychology (HSS 175), sociology (HSS 141), and biochemistry (CH 580) and students are now advised to include these courses in their preparation. In addition to the above minimum course requirements, the courses most often recommended are the following: genetics, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, inorganic and/or physical chemistry, and English literature.
You should ask about the requirements of specific schools and prepare your study plan at Stevens accordingly. You should also complete the minimum required courses by the end of your junior year at Stevens so you can take the national exam - the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for medical school or the Dental Admission Test (DAT) for dental school - in the spring of your junior year at Stevens. We strongly encourage participation in summer research, such as community service or hospital service.
Accelerated Seven-Year Programs in Medicine
The Combined B.S.-M.D. Program gives you the opportunity to earn the B.S. degree in Chemical Biology at Stevens and the M.D. degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in a total of seven years. If you are a high school senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, in the top 10% of your class, with a combined SAT score of at least 1400 and a promise for a career in medicine, you can be considered for the B.S.-M.D. program. Admission to this program is highly competitive, and an interview at both Stevens and the medical school is required. If accepted to this program, you must complete three years in the Accelerated Chemical Biology program with a GPA of at least 3.50, grades in all of the premed courses at least B (not B-) or above, and you obtain acceptable scores on the MCAT exam. Stevens awards the B.S. degree upon successful completion of the first year of medical studies.
Preparing For A Career In The Health-Care Professions
Preparing for medical or dental school should begin early in your career at Stevens. U.S. medical and dental schools require:
- Bachelor’s degree which includes the “Pre-Health Professions Courses” and laboratories. General or Inorganic Chemistry (1 year), Biology (1 year), and Physics (1 year) are among those requirements, and students should not use AP credit to waive the college courses in these subjects.
- Results of the national MCAT (medicine or osteopathic medicine) or DAT (dentistry) exams.
- Letters of recommendation from faculty who have taught you and given you a grade, written on letter-head stationery and signed; sent directly to HPAC.
- Letter from the pre-health profession committee (HPAC), sent to the medical or dental school
- Healthcare experience (hospital volunteer, physician shadowing, EMT, etc.)
At Stevens, The Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) helps students prepare to apply to medical (MD and DO) or dental school, interviews the applicants, and writes the required letters. HPAC also holds seminars to discuss the application requirements and procedures, and any changes in the application process. Several faculty members on the HPAC are designated ‘health professions advisors’,
Two student organizations (SHPC Stevens Health Professions Club and AED Premedical Honor Society) sponsor activities such as “health fairs”, and invite visiting speakers to publicize information about different fields of medicine. HPAC also works with the two organizations to provide information and assistance for students in their organizations.
Other healthcare fields such as optometry, physicians' assistant, physical therapy, and podiatry, to name a few, are also included in the activities of HPAC and the clubs.
The Stevens humanities curriculum includes a pre-law concentration which prepares you for admission into premier law schools. Our law school advisor helps you choose the courses that suit your talents and interests, as well as prepares you for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which you take in your junior year at Stevens.
The Combined B.A.-J.D. Program gives you the opportunity to earn the B.A. degree at Stevens and the J.D. degree at New York Law School in a total of six years. Stevens awards the B.A. degree upon maintaining a GPA of at least a 3.00 at Stevens and upon successful completion of the first year at New York Law School.
Stevens Link Program
The Stevens Link Program is a one‐semester, foundational program for a select group of students to be offered conditional admission to Stevens Institute of Technology for the fall term. Successful completion of the Link semester includes the achievement of a 2.5 or better GPA in the fall term with a minimum of 12 earned credits, as well as satisfactory conduct. Any students with a lower GPA will be reviewed on a case‐by‐case basis. Upon successful completion of the foundation semester, Link students will be fully admitted to Stevens in their second semester. It is expected that students will be able to graduate within four years depending on their academic performance. Participation in programs such as cooperative education may result in a five‐year timeframe. Questions can be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800‐STEVENS or visit: http://www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions/link.
Stevens offers Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC through programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ, and Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC)
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their undergraduate degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. Air Force ROTC offers two primary routes to an Air Force commission at over 700 institutions throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico: the Air Force ROTC Four-Year Program and the Air Force ROTC Two-Year Program.
The Four-Year Program: The General Military Course (GMC) is the first half of the Four-Year Program and is generally taken during your freshman and sophomore years. This program allows you to "try out" Air Force ROTC for up to two years without incurring any obligation (unless on an Air Force scholarship). As you attend a one-credit-hour class each semester, you'll learn more about the Air Force and the historical development of airpower. The second half, called the Professional Officer Course (POC), is highly competitive. These junior and senior level 3-credit courses cover management and leadership skills, national defense policy and preparation for active duty.
The Two-Year Program: This program, also called the POC, is primarily available to junior college transfer students, sophomores, and veterans who have at least two years of college remaining (undergraduate, graduate, or combination of the two). It is especially for those who are majoring in selected scientific and technical areas, such as mathematics, physics, meteorology, engineering, and computer science. This program is highly competitive, so it is important to apply early in your sophomore year. The leadership, national defense policy, and active duty program courses are the same as those offered in the second half of the Four-Year Program.
Aerospace course descriptions include:
AS 100 (1-1.5-1)
A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include: mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, and an introduction to communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
AS 200 (1-1.5-1)
This course examines general aspects of air and space power through a historical perspective. Utilizing this perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the Persian Gulf War. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. The course also examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge level understanding for the general element and employment of air and space power from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, the students continue to discuss the importance of the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and historical Air Force leaders and continue to develop their communication skills. Leadership Laboratory is mandatory for AFROTC cadets and complements this course by providing cadets with followership experiences.
AS 300 (3-1.5-3)
This course is a study of leadership, management fundamentals, professional knowledge, Air Force personnel and evaluation systems, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force junior officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studied. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
AS 400 (3-1.5-3)
This course examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to refining communication skills. A mandatory Leadership Laboratory complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences in officer-type activities, giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and management principles of this course.
For additional information about the Air Force ROTC program, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies at NJIT, telephone: (973) 596-3626, email: [email protected]
Army ROTC (AROTC)
Seton Hall has a long tradition of association with the ROTC program. ROTC is a college course in leadership training that is open to all students. ROTC prepares students for success in life by training them to be leaders in their chosen field, whatever that may be. ROTC will not limit your choice of major, your ability to play a sport, join a club, or have a job. Students enrolled in ROTC represent a wide cross-section of the university; the thing they have in common is the desire to excel in college and beyond. ROTC is a college elective that tells future employers that you have real-life experience handling people and solving problems. Enroll for two years with no obligation. Enroll for no cost, when not taken for credit.
For those students who so chose, ROTC can lead to a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. Army officers are the upper management of the Army. They work in a wide variety of fields on Army bases around the country and throughout the world. Officers can serve their country full-time on active duty or part-time as a citizen-soldier in the Army Reserve or National Guard.
The ROTC Program annually awards two-, three-, and four-year scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding young people who are interested in receiving a commission in the United States Army. Scholarships currently provide up to $17,000 per year for tuition and fees, $600 as a textbook allowance, and a stipend of up to $400 per month, for up to 10 months each school year. Any citizen, including those who are cross-enrolled at nearby colleges and universities, may apply.
For those considering a nursing career, the Seton Hall ROTC program has been designated as a Program for Nursing Education Center; it works closely with nursing students, enabling many to start their careers successfully as Army nurses. Scholarships for nursing majors are designated annually.
ROTC can be completed in two, three, or four years. We work with you to develop the best program to meet your needs. The courses aid students by providing leadership and management experience; developing self-discipline, physical stamina, and poise; enhancing development of management skills; and developing qualities basic to success in any career. Depending on the degree program, a maximum of 22 credits in ROTC courses may be applied toward a bachelor's degree.
In keeping with the military's demanding challenges, physical fitness is an extremely important part of the ROTC experience. All cadets participate in supervised physical training designed to gradually bring the individual to a high level of health and fitness.
The advanced course also includes, for qualified cadets seeking a commission, a requirement to attend the five-week National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) during the summer between the junior and senior years; the cadet is further trained and evaluated for leadership potential. While at NALC, cadets receive pay, travel, and benefits.
The Department of Military Science offers students attending nearby colleges and universities the opportunity to participate in ROTC through a cross-enrolled program where cadets attending other institutions commute to Seton Hall to participate in ROTC.
Basic courses are as follows:
ROTC 1101/0101 Foundation of Officership (2.0)
Discuss the organization and role of the Army; introduction to leadership, military customs and traditions; review the basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication; and analyze Army values and expected ethical behavior. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 1102/0102 Basic Leadership (2.0)
Practice basic skills that underlie effective problem solving and learn briefing techniques and the Army writing style; apply active listening and feedback skills; examine factors that influence leader and group effectiveness; and examine the officer experience and life in the Army. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 2201/0201 Individual Leadership Studies (3.0)
Develop knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills; develop problem solving and critical thinking skills to include goal setting and the decision-making process; and apply communication, feedback, and conflict-resolution skills. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 2202/0202 Leadership and Teamwork (3.0)
Focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes; challenges current beliefs, knowledge and skills while focusing on teamwork and group process; and provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Advance Course as the Leaders Training Course. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
Advanced courses are as follows:
ROTC 3301/0301 Leadership and Problem Solving (3.0)
Examines basic skills that underlie effective problem solving; analyze the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st century; review the features and execution of the Leadership Development Program; and analyze military missions and plan military operations for small unit tactics. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 3302/0302 Leadership and Ethics
Probes leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate; develop confidence and leadership competencies; recognize a leader's responsibility to accommodate subordinate spiritual needs; apply principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication; and instruction to National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC) procedures. Prerequisite: ROTC 3301/0301. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 4401/0401 Leadership and Management
Builds on NALC experience to solve organizational and staff problems; discuss staff organization, functions, and processes; examine principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change; analyze counseling responsibilities and methods; and apply leadership and problem-solving principles to a complex case study and simulation. Prerequisite: ROTC 3302/0302. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
ROTC 4402/0402 Officership
Capstone course designed to explore topics relevant to second lieutenants entering the Army; describe legal aspects of decision making and leadership; analyze Army organization for operations from the tactical to strategic level; assess administrative and logistics management functions and perform platoon leader actions; examine leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Prerequisite: ROTC 4401/0401. Corequisite: Leadership Laboratory.
Advanced Independent Study courses are as follows:
ROTC 5501/0501 Applied Leadership: Independent study of applied leadership through battlefield case studies. Prerequisite: ROTC 4402/0402.
ROTC 5502/0502 Leadership in the 21st Century: Independent study of the demands of leadership in today's Army and the Army of the future. Prerequisite: ROTC 5501/0501.
For additional information about the Army ROTC program, contact the Department of Military Science at Seton Hall University, (973) 763-3078 or (973) 761-9446.
Sponsored Senior Design Program
The Sponsored Senior Design Program provides an opportunity for a team of engineering and/or computer science students to round out their education by completing a two-semester industry-sponsored design project. Typically, the sponsoring company proposes one or more potential design projects which are reviewed by a faculty design coordinator.
A suitable project is one that provides value to the sponsor, can be completed in the allotted time, and meets the academic requirements of the program. For example, NASA supports the revitalization of aviation transport for small business and personal aircraft with a maximum commute of 800 miles per day; a group of Stevens students designed an aircraft to meet these specifications. Stryker Howmedica Osteonics wants an electronic tracking system to properly align the acetabular implant during hip arthroplasty. Our students met the challenge despite having to eliminate electrical interference from the materials used in the instruments and create a non-reusable subcomponent.
Studying Abroad is one of the most important activities that college students may do for their personal development, their career, and to prepare for the world they will enter after graduation. In today’s global society, it is becoming increasingly essential to have an understanding of and appreciation for different people, cultures, and how others see things and address challenges, both in business and everyday life. Participating in a Study Abroad Program or other education abroad experience will add another dimension to a student’s resume, help them gain a global perspective, and allow them to recognize the value of international cooperation.
Undergraduates who have completed at least one year of study at Stevens, and who have a 2.75 cumulative GPA have the option to participate in a semester long education abroad experience. They are also able to study on short term faculty led programs, primarily in the summer, engage in research, internships or enroll in courses at partner universities located around the world. Seniors may also participate in summer or other short term programs offered by Stevens or other affiliates and partners.
Short-term opportunities include Stevens faculty-led programs and research programs at international facilities or universities. Past destinations have included Ecuador, England, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Spain, the Netherlands, and Norway. Some short-term programs may offer students the opportunity to earn academic credits.
Semester abroad programs are study abroad experiences in which students enroll for a semester at partner universities located around the world. Students select a university which offers courses pre-approved for transfer to Stevens and which meet graduation requirements. Stevens offers several established options for study abroad experiences. Among them are exchange programs with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain, University College London (restricted to Naval Engineering concentration students) in England, Beijing Institute of Technology in China, KTH in Sweden and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Stevens also partners with University College Dublin in Ireland, University of Sydney and Bond University in Australia, Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, Queen Mary: University of London, American University of Paris, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary, and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Stevens also partners with several study abroad providers, including Academic Programs International (API), Global Semesters Inc. and International Studies Abroad (ISA).
The decision of when to study abroad is made after discussions with the Academic Advisor, Co-op Counselor (if appropriate) and the Director of International Programs. Students are advised to select the semester or summer which best fits their academic curriculum, and does not delay their graduation.
Stevens’s students who have participated in study-abroad programs and other international education experiences report that it enriched their lives, and enhanced their opportunities for employment and/or professional studies.