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STEM at the Mount

Women are woefully underrepresented when it comes to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. It’s time to change that — for the good of us all.


Mount Saint Mary’s is dedicated to advancing opportunities for women in the sciences. STEM fields are increasingly becoming the most sought-after and highest-paying occupations in the workforce of the present, and the future. We want to help fill that pipeline with a new generation of brilliant STEM leaders — women from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

There are already countless Mount Saint Mary’s graduates who are thriving and advancing new ideas in the fields of biological and physical sciences throughout Southern California and beyond. Our alumnae have also gone on to earn advanced degrees from institutions such as Caltech, USC, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Harvard and more, and among these alumnae are recipients selective fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Now, Mount Saint Mary’s is building on these successes and opening up new opportunities for our students to pursue careers in computer science and engineering:

Providing pathways to advanced STEM careers.

We are dedicated to expanding our undergraduate offerings by developing comprehensive new computer science and pre-engineering programs. We will also continue to create new undergraduate opportunities for research, internships and professional development for our students — students who will become scientists, leaders and entrepreneurs in a wide range of STEM fields.


Preparing the next generation of STEM educators.

The Mount has a long history of preparing stellar teachers who return to their communities to share their knowledge and expertise, and we want to keep growing the number of graduates who will become math and science teachers. We believe that graduating more women into STEM teaching fields will influence more young women to pursue STEM careers.


About STEM at MSMU

Mount Saint Mary’s has a long-held commitment to helping students succeed in the sciences and technology. STEM students and faculty at the Mount have earned numerous accolades for their undergraduate research, papers and conference presentations, and the University has earned numerous grants to continue boosting its STEM offerings and to introduce more students to futures in STEM fields.


The Mount offers a variety of STEM majors and minors, including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Pharmacy

Support our vision:
‘An Unstoppable Campaign for Mount Saint Mary’s University’ will raise additional funding for new and expanded STEM majors, research and internship opportunities, and improved equipment and facilities. Learn how you can support the Mount’s efforts to help support a new generation of brilliant STEM leaders: msmu.edu/campaign