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New Student Orientation at Fast Track

Academic Service Learning through Community-based Research

CSIE scholars engage in academically relevant community service or research to gain a deeper understanding of course objectives. The application of newly acquired skills in a real-world setting, grounded in scientific rigor enhances educational achievement. Guided reflection about the experience fosters civic awareness and personal growth.

Career Exploration and Mentoring

Public, private and non-profit sector professionals, many of whom are EMU alumni, will visit CSIE classes to share tips for success and create opportunities for future mentoring relationships.

Customized Academic Support

CSIE scholars receive the benefit of smaller classes. Each class is provided additional support from tutors,  supplemental instructors or graduate assistants who work with faculty to design group study sessions. 

Financial Support

CSIE textbooks and notebooks are subsidized by the grant.

Theme-based Courses

Each CSIE class will explore a special topic theme from the unique perspective of each discipline.

Community of Scholars

CSIE Students describe the opportunity to share academic challenges as the best thing about this type of experience. Students get to know on another well and often develop lasting friendships in this term oriented environment. 


Fall 2020 CSIE Course Offerings

"Universities national wide understand that science majors that often drop out of mathematics & science by their sophomore year. The CSIE program envisions developing an innovative model that recruits, retains and graduate students with mathematics and science majors"