Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP )

Farmingdale State University of New York
Farmingdale, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Test Preparation


The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) was established at Farmingdale State College during the academic year 1999-2000. It is one of about 50 programs in New York State. The primary objectives of CSTEP are to attract and retain students enrolled in undergraduate programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and health related fields and to prepare students for careers in licensed professions.

CSTEP accomplishes its objectives by offering instructional programs, facilitating participation in scholarly activities, conducting conferences and workshops, providing support for guided research and industry sponsored internships, and conducting programs aimed at developing skills and competencies for ethical and professional practice in the student’s chosen field. While CSTEP brings together faculty and students from a broad spectrum of academic programs on campus to undertake projects of mutual interest, the program also promotes and initiates collaborative activities with science and technology programs at other institutions in the region.

CSTEP serves as an excellent tool to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education at the middle and high school levels and its members are provided opportunities to serve as mentors to students enrolled in the STEP program. The support services offered by CSTEP include academic counseling and advising, test preparation, and opportunities for participation in regional conferences.


In order to become a member of STEP, a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • New York State resident
  • Member of defined ethnic minority or student who meets the economic criteria
  • Student who is enrolled in one of the  STEP partner school districts and shows ability or potential for college level study

Please contact program administrator for more details, dates and deadlines. 

More Information

Acting Director
Prema Muthuswamy
, Route 110 & Melville Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 631- 420-2310/2788
Fax: 631- 420-2194