STEM Pathway Support

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The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway is the perfect place for students interested in sciences, engineering, mathematics or computers. The Pathway has Associates degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and job-focused certificates in computer technology. Students can establish instant connections with other STEM students and faculty mentors through the American Chemical Society Student-Affiliate club, Computer Science club, Geology club, Math club, Pre-med club, Electrical Engineering club, HOPES (Hispanic Organization Promoting Engineering), WISE (Women in Engineering) and MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

With a BC STEM degree, students can transfer to major universities to become medical doctors, pharmacists, marine biologists, petroleum engineers, computer programmers, and forensic scientists, to name a just a few valuable professions. Having a positive future is possible when you start your educational journey in the BC STEM Pathway.


Help Along Your Path

Completion Coaching Directory

A community of faculty, counselors, and staff specialists in the STEM Learning and Career Pathway ready to help you with your specific needs for support in your program academics, counseling, and writing.

Program Map Science, Technology, Energy, Math

Find program learning outcomes and detailed career outlook statistics for each of the programs of study associated with this Learning and Career Pathway.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

For more information about career outlooks in any field, visit the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Medical Professional Program Student Interest Form

Bakersfield College is developing a program for students working towards becoming a medical professional. Fill out this form if you are interested in receiving updates about the Medical Professional Program.

Steps for Success

Momentum Points

If you are pursuing one of the degrees in this pathway, enroll in 15 units each semester to graduate in approximately two years. This requires 30 units in your first year. Ensure you take math, English, and courses in your major in your first year. Earning 9 units in your major your first year keep you on track to your degree and may help you earn a certificate on the way!

STEM Faculty Mentor Program Fall 2024

The STEM Faculty Mentoring Program gives first-year STEM students the opportunity to enhance their academic, personal, and professional development through monthly workshops with a BC STEM professor in their major. Participants will meet in small groups led by the professor for a total of three times throughout the semester. Discussion topics might include study tips, time and stress management, networking, and more. Spots are limited, and students must commit to attending all three meeting dates in order to participate. Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort are due by August 1st.

STEM Faculty Mentor Program Fall 2024 Application

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Meet with a Counselor

Take the right classes to meet your education and career goals. Create your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) with your Counselor or Ed. Advisor.
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