The CSTEP Program is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology and education at the College of Staten Island. Exposing CSTEP students to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) disciplines will help reshape the culture of these professions as students reach their desired career goals.
The CSTEP Program is housed at the College of Staten Island and supported and administered through The Division of Academic Affairs and the New York State Department of Education.
The CSTEP Program is designed for New York State residents, including permanent resident who must be full-time students and have good academic standing; which includes a 2.9 grade point average and enrollment in an approved scientific, technical, heath-related, pre-professional or professional undergraduate or graduate program of study at the College of Staten Island. Students must be of African descent, Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native decent or economically disadvantage (based on criteria established by New York State.) Students enrolled in State-funded opportunity programs (LSAMP, HEOP, EOP, SEEK, or CUNY BMI) are also eligible to participate in the CSTEP program.