STEM Education

Our program is a STEM-designated program.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM program status qualifies international students for the 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension from the Department of Homeland Security. International students should contact the International Students and Scholars Office for up-to-date information about obtaining and maintaining student status at Queens College.

STEM-related fields are among the few areas of clear promise in future job markets.  We seek to make STEM education available to a broad range of students, including those who traditionally need additional encouragement–whether first generation college, female, minority, or “philosophers and poets.” Our personal approach to education and mentoring has made us a  leader in successfully preparing a diverse student body for the data science and analytics job market.