Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

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College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) A.S. degree program will help you build the foundation for a future in a STEM discipline. While completing your core classes, you will also have the flexibility and opportunity to explore the many facets of STEM as you discover areas of interest and passion.

If you already have completed a technical certificate program, the STEM degree at CWI builds upon knowledge already gained to expand your future opportunities.

Your STEM studies at CWI conclude with a capstone project where you will reflect on what you have learned and help clarify your path for academic and career goals.


The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) A.S. degree serves the purpose to develop a strong base in problem solving and scientific thinking within a flexible degree structure to prepare students for academic and career opportunities.

Why This Program

If you are a STEM –leaning student that remains undecided on their degree goals or a student who wishes to pursued a STEM-related degree that is not offered at the associates level, the STEM A.S. degree may be an excellent fit for you. The STEM A.S. degree provides flexibility desired by students who are as yet undecided with regards to their program of study while requiring a level of rigor in mathematics and the sciences that is more likely to lead to smooth transfer to upper division math and science coursework.

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"Because of CWI, I was able to return to college as a non-traditional student having been out of high school for a decade, find my passion, make wonderful friends, gain influential mentors, and successfully graduate with honors and two science degrees."

Annual STEM Out! event introduces students to STEM careers through hands-on workshops presented by CWI faculty and students.