STEM Research Minor

Are you interested in:

  • Exploring the intersection of different STEM disciplines?
  • Going to graduate school in a STEM field?
  • Gaining a greater understanding for life as a professional researcher?

Then the STEM Research Minor might be for you!

By earning this minor, students will learn more about interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research, design their own research projects, practice oral and written scientific communication skills, interact with professional scientists, discuss scientific literature, and conduct research and scholarship in STEM fields.

Required Courses:
All courses in this section must be completed.

Elective Courses:
Choose two courses from Part A and one from Part B

  • Part A: an introductory majors-level sequence in any approved STEM discipline (7-10 credits). See Catalog for more detail.
  • Part B: a credit-bearing, high-impact research experience in a STEM field (1-6 credits).┬áThis can include
    • Research done for credit at Truman (see Catalog for course options) OR
    • STEM 392: Evaluation of STEM Research AND Research done at Truman or other universities/centers (not for credit)
      • Examples of research experiences include: TruScholars, research with a faculty member resulting in a Student Research Conference (SRC) presentation or external conference presentation, McNair INDV completion, departmental honors research and presentation, or summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) or Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)