The Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences has a threefold mission to:
- increase the numbers of Hispanic, African-American, Native
American, and EOF students majoring in the sciences by providing a more
- improve retention rates and enhance their levels of academic achievement;
- increase their entry into graduate or professional schools or in their chosen fields in the workforce.
The ODASIS offers several programs to further its mission. The
Success in Sciences (SIS) Programáprovides academic advising,
career counseling, motivational workshops, and assistance in gaining
enriching educational experiences. An important program component is a
tutorial project, cosponsored by Rutgers College, which gives students
cocurricular support in key math and science courses.
Biomedical Careers Program (BCP), offered jointly by Rutgers-New
Brunswick/Piscataway and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of
New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ-RWJMS), is a
summer enrichment program. Participants take science courses, attend
seminars, gain experience at a health care facility, and undertake
research with a faculty mentor.
Programáprovides academic and other support to students applying
to any medical or dental school. Of special note is their opportunity
also to gain early admission to UMDNJ-RWJMS during their senior year
and to begin medical school courses while completing their
undergraduate degrees. The ACCESS-MED Program is a consortial venture
involving Rutgers, UMDNJ-RWJMS, and Seton Hall University.
For more information about ODASIS programs, call 732/445-6878.