ECU STEP Program
@ East Central University
With a degree from the College of Health & Sciences, I can be...
County Extension Agent
Fish & Game Warden
Child Care Provider
Economic Dev. Analyst
Law Enforcement Officer
Retail Store Manager
...and so much more!
Does a Science Degree
Make $$ and Sense...
The Chicago Tribune reports that college graduates earn on average 75% more money than those who only have a high school degree. In particular, graduates earning a degree from the College of Heath & Sciences typically can earn between $25,000 and $90,000 for entry level jobs.
(NACE Salary Survey)
ECU STEP Program
Students will receive structured, one-on-one training with a faculty member in the discipline of their choice. They will use the latest techniques and research equipment. This kind of interaction helps reinforce the concepts and materials that are taught in courses. Student researchers in the ECU STEP Program will receive a tuition waiver of up to $800 while conducting undergraduate research during their freshman year.
Students participating in the program are expected to present their results at a suitable scientific meeting. STEP students often present results at the Oklahoma Research Day held in the fall in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Participation in this program is designed to:
- Improve student's research skills
- Develop or improve study and time management skills
- Help students to network with faculty and fellow students
- Help to provide students with the necessary tools to graduate with a STEM major
Summer Bridge Program
The initial phase of the program includes a Summer Bridge Program. The Summer Bridge is a 4 week program designed to start your college experience right. Students will receive training in study skills as well as basic research skills. Stipends of $1000 will be available for students in the Summer Bridge Program, as well as a tuition fee waiver.