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Choosing the right program

 


There are so many programs! How do I choose the right one?


You asked for it, so we developed The Program Matching Quiz to help you determine the program(s) best for you!

REMEMBER: Research and Mentoring Program activities are open to academically eligible students without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristic. In addition, some programs are designed to increase, encourage and support the inclusion of under-represented groups in science, i.e. (members of racial/ethnic minorities, women, students with disabilities, those who are the first in their family to attend college, veterans and students with demonstrated financial need). Most programs require that applicants are full-time, matriculated undergraduate Hunter College students that are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States. You can take our Matching Quiz or contact the individual program to find out more.

In addition to The Program Matching Quiz, the following table outlines all eligibility criteria for each of the research and mentoring programs to help you plan ahead for programs for which you may become eligible at a later date.

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT PROGRAM MATRIX
Use this chart to decide which program may be the best match for you



Program


Class Standing


# of Credits Earned


GPA


Academic Interests


Major


Target
population


Offers
summer
research?


Additional
information

AstroCom NYC

Freshman
through
Graduate
Students

Any

No restriction

Physics or Astronomy

Astronomy, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Geology, Earth Science

Encourages students from groups underrepresented in the sciences - e.g., African Americans, Hispanics, and others - are particularly encouraged to apply

Yes

Must be enrolled in a CUNY 2-yr or 4-yr college, and show interest in pursuing a career in physics and astronomy through essays, major, and/or courses.

BP-Endure

Sophomores,
Juniors

Any

3.0

Neuroscience

Any Major

Encourages  students from groups underrepresented in the sciences, or First-generation college students, or students  who can demonstrate financial need

Yes

Post-Baccalaureate students are not eligible to apply

Catalyst

Juniors

60

3.0

Geoscience, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics, Nanoscience

Computer
Science,
Envi. Earth
Science,
Mathematics,
Statistics,
Physics

Encourages  students from groups underrepresented in the sciences or students  who can demonstrate financial need

 

Transfer students can apply to the program and combined credits from previously-attended colleges can count towards the required 60 credits.

DIDARP

Freshman
through
Graduate
Students

Any

No restriction

Interest in
drug abuse
research

Psychology,
or any

 

 

Must be nominated by a faculty member

HHMI (Scholars)

Sophomores

60

3.5

Varied

Biology
(only)

Encourages  students from groups underrepresented in the sciences or students who can demonstrate financial need

 

 

HHMI (MBL)

Sophomores,
Juniors

N/A

3.2

Varied

Biology
(only)

 

Yes

You must have completed BIOL 300 and BIOL 302

IGERT

Graduate
Students

N/A


Radio-
chemistry

Chemistry

Encourages  students from groups underrepresented in the sciences


Apply via CUNY Graduate Center

LSAMP

Freshman
through
Graduate
Students

12

3.0

Varied

STEM major*

Encourages students from groups underrepresented in the sciences

Yes

Post-Baccalaureate students are eligible to apply

MARC

Sophomores,
Juniors

60

3.0

Biomedical &
Biophysical
research

Biology,
Chemistry,
Computer
Science,
Mathematics,
Physics,
Psychology

Encourages students from groups underrepresented in the sciences

Yes

Post-Baccalaureate students are NOT eligible to apply

MBRS-RISE

Sophomores
through
Graduate
Students

N/A

3.2

Biomedical &
Biophysical
research

Biology,
Chemistry,
Physics,
Psychology

Any, and encourages students from groups underrepresented in the sciences

Yes

Post-Baccalaureate students are NOT eligible to apply

McNair

Juniors,
Seniors

60 - 94

3.0

Varied

Any major
in Arts &
Sciences

Encourages students from groups underrepresented in the sciences or first-generation college students or students who can demonstrate financial need

Yes

Post-Baccalaureate students, and students seeking a graduate degree in Business (M.B.A.), Law (J.D), Dentistry (D.D.S.), Medicine (M.D.), K-12 Education (M.S.E.D.), and Social Work (M.S.W.) are NOT eligible to apply

MMUF

Sophomores,
Juniors,
Seniors

36 - 100

3.0

Humanities & Arts; or in the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, History, Anthropology or in the area of Demography (Geography, Sociology or Political Science); or in Women Studies or any area ethnic studies

Any major

Encourages students from groups underrepresented in the sciences or first-generation college students or students who can demonstrate financial need

Yes

Must be nominated by a faculty member

QUBI

Freshman
through
Seniors

N/A

3.0

Bioinformatics

Biology,
Chemistry,
Computer
Science, Mathematics, Statistics

 Any

You must declare Bioinformatics as a concentration to enroll in QUBI.

RAISE-W

All

Over 25

No restriction

Any STEM*
field, including
psychology
and

Any major

Any students assigned to or currently working in a STEM-related lab with a 1-year commitment to that lab. RAISE-W encourages women and  students from groups underrepresented in the sciences to apply

 

Accepted students will attend an orientation meeting in August

* General STEM majors/fields (include but are not limited to): Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Psychology, Physics, Statistics.

 


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