STEM Pathway Courses

Scholarships sponsored by the STEP Office require that a recipient take major-level courses in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) discipline to maintain eligibility for the scholarship.

If a scholarship recipient is a declared STEM major, any course they take to advance their progress in the major meets our scholarship criteria.  If a scholarship recipient is not a STEM major, they must select major-level courses from the following list of courses.

If you are participating in one of the STEP Office’s scholarship programs and you are interested in taking a course that is not listed below, please email

All upper-level (300-400) courses in AGSC, BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS that count towards majors in those areas will fulfill scholarship requirements.

Agricultural Science


Course Title
AGSC 108 Introduction to Agricultural Systems
AGSC 110 Principles of Plant Agriculture
AGSC 215 Principles of Animal Agriculture
AGSC 260 Agricultural Markets and Products


Core Classes

Course Title
BIOL 107 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 108 Introductory Biology II
BIOL 200 Cell Biology
BIOL 300 Genetics
BIOL 301 Introduction to Ecology
BIOL 315 Physiology
BIOL 405 Plant Physiology


Course Title
CHEM 130 Chemical Principles I
CHEM 131 Chemical Principles II
CHEM 222 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 323 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 324 Physical Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 329 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry Lab
CHEM 518 Advanced Topics

Computer Science

Course Title
CS 170 Introduction to Computer Science I
CS 180 Foundations of Computer Science I
CS 181 Foundations of Computer Science II
CS 191 Computing Structures
CS 250 Systems Programming
CS 291 Models of Computation


Course Title
MATH 198 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 263 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
MATH 264 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
MATH 200 Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 357 Linear Algebra


Course Title
PHYS 185 College Physics I
PHYS 186 College Physics II
PHYS 195 Physics with Calculus I
PHYS 196 Physics with Calculus II
PHYS 250 Modern Physics I
PHYS 251 Modern Physics II
PHYS 275 Vibrations and Waves
PHYS 382 Mathematical Physics


Course Title
STAT 290 Statistics

Ineligible Courses

Course Title
STAT 190 Statistics
MATH 156 College Algebra
MATH 157 Trigonometry
BIOL 204 Introductory Microbiology
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology
NASC 331 Science for Elementary Teachers
PHYS 245 Meteorology