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Science Pipeline (for STEM majors)

Through a Student Support Services grant, Science Pipeline will provide academic assistance (to those who qualify) to students who will pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

The first step to joining Science Pipeline is to apply for Student Support Services and be accepted.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the TRiO Programs.

After acceptance to Student Support Services, you may join the Science Pipeline living-learning community, which is located in Retama hall.

See below for a list of courses students in Science Pipeline take together.

Student Spotlight: Jasmine Jackson

Jasmine in front of computer
Jasmine is a Biochemistry major from Houston

How did the LLC help you transition from your hometown to Texas State? I like that we live with the people I have classes with. It is helpful to already know people going into the class, and it makes forming study groups easier.

What has been your favorite thing about the LLC thus far? “I enjoy the entertainment nights we have in the lobby. I also like the social events that Student Support Services has put on like the ice cream social.

How has the LLC helped you academically? The free private tutoring provided by Student Support Services is nice, and has been very useful in helping me with my harder classes.

Who is your favorite professor and why? Probably my philosophy professor, Gary Fields. He's funny, and his class is very interactive and discussion based, so it keeps us engaged.

What is a fun fact about you? I am really into makeup. I have a rolling cart with three drawers on it, and they are all full. I want to work in a lab developing makeup.


Science Pipeline students will also enroll in courses together.  See below.

Science Pipeline students will participate in academic coaching, goal setting, one-on-one tutoring, cultural trips, and they will focus on succeeding in preparatory science courses. Science Pipeline students will be led by a Resident Assistant (RA) who is also a STEM major.

Student Support Services students and Science Pipeline students have access to college success workshops and seminars, a computer lab, quiet study areas, a calculator loan program, and an on-line financial literacy program.

Biology and Biochemistry majors (fall semester):

  • Biology 1330/1130
  • Chemistry 1341/1141 or Math 1315
  • University Seminar

Biology and Biochemistry majors (spring semester):

  • Biology 1331/1131
  • Chemistry 1342/1142 or Math 1315
  • Philosophy 1320

Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, or Math majors (fall semester):

  • Math 2471 or Math 2417
  • Chemistry 1341/1141
  • University Seminar

Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, or Math majors (spring semester):

  • Math 2472 or Math 2471
  • Chemistry 1342/1142
  • Philosophy 1320

Scholarship Available to Science Pipeline Students

  1. Applicant must submit an application to participate in the Texas State University Student Support Services STEM Program/ Science Pipeline and be approved for participation.
  2. Applicant must be eligible for a federal Pell Grant and be receiving the Pell Grant the semester in which they are applying for the scholarship.

Receiving funding is contingent upon the student’s level and quality of participation in Student Support Services STEM/ Science Pipeline activities during the fall semester, completion of these activities prior to or by the stated deadline, the quality of the required essay, and the stated use of the scholarship funding.

Once students begin participating in Student Support Services STEM and meet with their Student Support Services STEM Success Coach at the beginning of their first fall semester, they are eligible to apply. Application materials will be provided by their success coach.

Apply for Student Support ServicesSTEM,Science Pipeline here.