Gateway Scholars Program for STEM

The Gateway Scholars Program for STEM supports first generation and students of color through the foundational courses in biology and chemistry that are required for the Biology and Biochemistry majors. Gateway is funded by the Provost Office and jointly administered by the Learning to Learn Office and the Biology and Chemistry Departments. Students in the Gateway Scholars Program are connected to a faculty advisor in the Biology or Chemistry Department and enrolled in science classes that facilitate one-on-one interactions with science faculty and teaching assistants. The program is designed to provide academic support as well as specific activities to build a community of students who help each other throughout the four years.

Gateway allows students to persevere within the STEM majors, explore various careers and paths, and develop a sense of community at Boston College. The program is designed to help prepare students to take the next step toward their professional development. This may be working in a faculty lab doing research or taking on an internship in a variety of science or clinical disciplines.