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CSTEP Program

CSTEP
Mercy College, College Opportunity Program
Main Hall Room 212
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Phone: (914) 674-7234

Fax: (914) 674-7274

About Us

The purpose of CSTEP is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who complete their coursework and go on to pursue careers in science, math, technology, the health professions and other licensed professional careers. 

Students

CSTEP students become a part of a state-wide network of students, faculty, staff, professionals and government officials who are committed to ensuring that program participants have support they need to meet their goals and realize their dreams. 

Academic Enrichment

CSTEP provides academic enrichment, research experience, supportive skill-building workshops and programs and assistance in preparing for standardized exams and identifying and securing various internships and scholarship opportunities. 

Trips

CSTEP sponsors trips to various graduate and medical school open houses, to college and graduate school fairs, to on (and off campus) events and to state and national professional conferences.  

Students must be pursuing one of these following majors:

Accounting

Biology

Business Administration

Clinical Laboratory

Communication Disorders

Computer Information

Counseling

Criminal Justice

Cybersecurity

Education - Math

Finance

General Business Administration

Health Science

Health Science - Physician Assistant

Health Science - Occupational Therapy

Health Science - Physical Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Mental Health Counseling

Occupational Therapy

Psychology

Psychology Education

Social Work

Veterinary Medicine

Students must be interested in pursuing one of the following professions:

Acupuncture

Architecture

Athletic Training

Audiology

Certified Shorthand Reporting

Chiropractic

Dentistry

  • Dentists
  • Dental Anesthesia/Sedation
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Certified Dental Assistants

Dietetics-Nutrition

Engineering

Interior Design

Land Surveying

Landscape Architecture

Massage Therapy

Medical Physics

Education

  • Secondary Education
    • Law Teacher
    • Science Teacher
    • Mathematics Teacher

Medicine

  • Physicians
    • Physicians, 3-year limited license
    • Physician Assistants
    • Specialist Assistant
  • Mental Health Practitioners
    • Creative Arts Therapy
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Psychoanalysis
  • Midwifery

Nursing

  • Registered Professional Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Practical Nurses

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Optometry

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Establishments

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapists

Podiatry

Psychology

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

Public Accountancy

  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Public Accountants

Respiratory Therapy

  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapy Technicians

Social Work

Speech-Language Pathology

Veterinary Medicine

  • Veterinarian 
  • Veterinary Technician
Why you Should Join

Advocacy

As a CSTEP student, you automatically have a team of supporters who will assist fostering your passion in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity and resource available. 

Advising

In addition to your college Academic Advisor, CSTEP students get supplemental advisement on what courses they should be taking to prepare for graduate/medical/law school, the necessity for internships and research experience, financial assistance in preparing to take the GRE/LSAT/MCAT/GMAT and more. 

Networking

CSTEP is designed to afford students the opportunity to meet and build relationships with licensed professionals in CSTEP fields. Potentially, these professionals can serve as mentors, write recommendation letters and provide internship opportunities. In CSTEP, not only is it what you know - it's also whom you know.