• STEM Community

Learning Communities

  • STEM (Formerly Technology) Community

    You should live in this community if you are majoring in Physics or Physics Education, Math or Math Education, Construction Management, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, and Chemistry or Chemistry Education.


    This community provides students in areas of STEM with the opportunities to connect with faculty, engage in study groups, and be exposed to research options. These opportunities directly impact student success and prepare students for a successful career.

    As a member of the community, you will...

    • live with other students who have declared a major within the STEM realm.
    • take 2-3 classes with students who live on your floor.
    • be able to participate in organized study groups for Learning Community participants.
    • have an upper class STEM student as a Dragon Mentor who is dedicated to providing you with various opportunities and academic support.
    • learn how to navigate through your years as an STEM student.
    • be exposed to career options that you will have with your degree.
    • interact with faculty members who are dedicated to helping you achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond.
    • have the opportunity to learn more about and join clubs directly related to your major.
    • be able to participate in various community service projects that help charities in the local community.
    • be exposed to research opportunities with faculty.


    Required STEM Common Courses:   

    • 001703-CMST 100 Speech Communications (3 credits) fulfills Goal 1. The class is from 3:00pm - 4:15pm Mondays and Wednesdays and taught by Theresa Hest
    • 001486-PHIL 110 Practical Reasoning (3 credits) fulfills Goal 2. The class is from 11:00am - 11:50am on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is a hybrid class, which meets periodically throughout the semester. The course is instructed by Laura Odom. 

    Strongly Recommended Credits Notes
    001951-CHEM 150 General Chemistry (3 credits) Goal 3 & 4. MWF 8:00am - 8:50am *If the students major needs Chemistry & meets math requirement
    001952-CHEM 150 General Chemistry Th 9:00am - 11:50am
    001669-CSIS 152 Introduction to Computers and Programming (3 credits) MWF 9:00am - 9:50am *If the student is math ready and students major needs CSIS 152
    001577-MATH 127 College Algebra (3 credits) MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm *If student needs Math 127 sign them up for this section
    001196-ENGL 101 English Composition (3 credits)T-Th 12:00pm - 1:15pm  *If need a small section based on ACT score

    STEM students will take World Religions (Goal 6 and 7) as a LC in spring.     

    Community Location:

    This community is historically located in Snarr Hall.