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Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program at the New York City College of Technology, funded by the National Institutes of Health provides support to underrepresented students make transitions at a critical stage in their development as scientists. In partnership with Brooklyn College, CUNY, the program provides a variety of services including intensive academic advisement, peer mentoring and paid authentic research experiences. The program targets students earning an associate degree (LAS, LAA, unclassified or unclassified health) at City Tech and facilitates their transfer to Brooklyn College to earn their Bachelor’s degree in biomedical or behavioral sciences (Biology, Chemistry, or Psychology). The program is designed for underrepresented students (minority, low-income). For more information on eligibility, click here.

Benefits of the Program

  • Customized Academic Success Plan
  • Peer Mentor Initiative in Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Paid Authentic Research Experiences
  • $700 Research Skills Academy:Three week training program that includes seminars, workshops and field trips
  • $1,200/semester Second Year Experience:10 weeks/semester of Faculty mentored research
  • $3,400 Summer Bridge Research:8 weeks of immersive mentor research at Brooklyn College
  • Opportunity to present at local & national scientific meetings
  • Continued support at Brooklyn College

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