Student advisement

Student Resources

Students entering the Chemistry or Mathematics sequences are required to take placement exams. These exams help to ensure that you will be placed in the appropriate course for your background in the subject area. For more information, check the FAQs pages for the Chemistry and Mathematics exams.

If you have AP credit, you may be able to use this as a prerequisite for certain courses. Please make an appointment with the undergraduate advisor from the relevant department to ensure that you are placed in the right course and that your work is entered correctly into the registration system.

If you have other questions or problems, please contact one of the undergraduate advisors for help.

Further Information

Pathways to Science – Undergraduate Portal
Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields, placing a particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

Scholarships in the Sciences

If you already have a HOPE scholarship, you have a potential award of more than $35,000. A major goal is to keep this scholarship, or obtain it if you can. Helpful information about maintaining the HOPE Scholarship can be found on GSU’s HOPE Scholarship page.

The I-Mast Scholarship is available to STEM juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in pursuing their teaching license and a master’s degree in education.

The SMART Scholarship is available to students interested in a career with the United States Department of Defense.

Other opportunities are listed on our Summer Programs page.

A list of very competitive scholarships is found on the University of North Carolina website. In particular, Georgia State can nominate four students a year for the Goldwater Scholarship. Decisions on the candidates to be nominated are made by the middle of October. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Gerz-Escandón in the Honors College for more details.

Academic Assistance

Supplemental Instruction

Georgia State’s Supplemental Instruction Program offers a series of regularly scheduled review/study sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. These sessions are led by students who have already taken the course and done well. Supplemental Instruction sessions are free to students. Students who take advantage of SI usually earn one half to one full letter grade better than students who do not.

Student Support Services – STEM

The Georgia State University SSS-STEM Center for Excellence provides a variety of services and resources to assist low-income, first generation college students who are pursuing a major (or minor) in a STEM discipline. Services provided by the center include individual and group tutoring, academic advisement, financial aid assistance, and supplemental instruction.

Math Assistance Complex

The Mathematics Assistance Complex (MAC) is a walk-in tutoring center that provides tutoring for Intermediate Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, College Algebra, Precalculus, Survey of Calculus, Foundations of Numbers and Operations, Calculus I, II, and III, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Algebraic Concepts. MAC tutoring is free and available to all students.

Chemistry Tutoring Center

The Chemistry Department provides free tutoring services at the Chemistry Tutoring Center (CTC). The center offers tutoring for Chemistry for Citizens (CHEM 1050), Survey of Chemistry (CHEM 1151, 1152) and Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 1211, 1212).

Academic Clubs

STEM discipline majors can join a number of student-led academic clubs. These clubs offer great opportunities to get to know other majors, learn more about your chosen field, and explore career opportunities.

American Institute of Professional Geologists

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

American Undergraduate Dental Association (AUDA)

Astronomy Club

Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society/Biology Club

Chemistry Club

Collegiate Neuroscience Society

Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography)

Geosciences Club

Mathematics & Statistics Club at GSU

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Professional Science Club

Society of Physics Students

Undergraduate STEM Research Society

Looking for a Career in STEM?

Check out these sites!

  • The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a free online database, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today’s world of work in the United States.
  • Indeed enables you to search jobs posted on 1,000’s of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed. No matter where a job is posted, it will be easy to find when you use Indeed.
  • The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), a division of Georgia Bio (GaBio), is devoted to promoting networking between emerging and established professionals within the Georgia Life Sciences Community. ELN’s programs are designed to facilitate the growth and development of Georgia based biotechnology academic institutions, industries and service providers. A goal of ELN is to retain and cultivate locally educated talent, as well as to welcome and integrate new members to the Georgia Biotechnology Community. In pursuit of these goals, ELN provides opportunities for developing industry contacts, mentoring, and career enhancement through a variety of programs.The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) offers young professionals and graduate students who are interested in life sciences the opportunity to:
    • Connect with each other, as well as with established professionals
    • Engage in learning opportunities that provide exposure to both leading scientists and business experts
    • Emerge into the leaders of tomorrow

Joining ELN is easy, and it doesn’t cost a thing. Email eln@gabio with your first and last name, affiliation and email address.

  • The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce. NRMN links highly knowledgeable and skilled mentors from various disciplines with talented, motivated and diverse mentees from the undergraduate to early career faculty level. NRMN will employ and disseminate innovative best practices for mentorship training, unique opportunities for networking and professional development intended to facilitate the attainment of hallmarks of successful research career progression for mentees at each career stage.

    Who can get involved?

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Postdocs
    • Faculty
    • Non-Faculty Researchers
    • Program Directors
    • Disciplinary, Professional & Institutional Leaders