SEPbridges2011 603x302Student participants of the Bridges and Pre-MARC Science Enrichment Program, 2011

A Closer Look

Here is a list of CASA programs for freshmen students:



Would you like to review your math, prepare for calculus and get paid for it? Are you interested in getting involved in STEM research? Then the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at SDSU is for you. The goal is to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, and encourage more students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. The program includes academic advising, 5-week summer math program, seminars/workshops, scholarships, book loans, GRE prep, travel awards and research participation stipends. For more info contact Thelma Chavez at
DEADLINE: June 15, 2019 (Summer) & Rolling (Academic Year)


The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for students in any major planning a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine. Professional staff and peer mentors support a community of pre-health professions students as they explore different health professions, plan and complete required course work, gain clinical experience, provide service and leadership on campus and in the community, and prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process. HPAO also works closely with many pre-health student organizations. To open an HPAO file, come to GMCS 323 or call 619-594-3030 to sign up for a one-time health professions information session. Be sure to check our web page at


Remember what is like to be the newest or youngest member of a group or at a school? Wouldn’t it have been nice to have an experienced fellow student and a faculty member knowledgeable about the facilities and activities on campus serve as your “mentors”? If you agree, the weekly Introduction to Campus Activities and Networking program at SDSU is the program for you. For more information contact Dr. Estralita Martin at 619-594-1204, e-mail or visit


The SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. MESA is a postsecondary component of MESA California. For more information visit
DEADLINE: Mid-June, 2019


The Pre-IMSD Program provides freshmen/sophomore students with opportunities to engage in biomedical / behavioral research, mentoring, and pre-graduate school resources. A Pre-IMSD student will gain hands-on research experience and obtain early preparation for a Ph.D. program. Students who participate in the Pre-IMSD Program successfully for a year are strongly encouraged to apply to the IMSD Program. Contact Brittnie Bloom at or visit


The Pre-Maximizing Access to Research Careers is an enrichment program open to freshman and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the Pre-MARC program is to introduce students to research, mentoring, and give them the opportunity to participate in an intensive 6-week Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) that will expose them to courses in writing, math, chemistry and research design. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities during the spring semester and a hands-on laboratory research experience in the summer. For more information contact Thelma Chavez at or visit