The Hispanic Serving Institute – STEM Scholars project is a partnership between CSUDH and El Camino, West L.A. and L.A. Harbor community colleges to improve students services, academic, and financial support for Hispanic and low-income STEM majors.

Purpose & Goal

Assist students to increase academic achievement in STEM, retention in college, and to decrease the time it takes a students to earn a degree. This program will focus on increasing the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees from CSUDH in the STEM field.


  • Larger percentage of CSUDH’s Hispanic and low-income STEM students graduation rate.
  • Larger number of Hispanic and low-income STEM students enrolled at CSUDH
  • Increased first-to-second year retention of STEM students.
  • Meaningful articulation and stronger transfer practices between CSUDH and our partner colleges.
  • Increased used of high-impact practices in education by STEM faculty.
  • Increase the number of students that pass gateway and bottleneck courses.

Qualifying majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • Earth Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Next Steps: 

If you’re interested in participating in the STEM Scholar Program at CSU Dominguez Hills, please RSVP to attend one of our upcoming STEM Scholars Information Sessions here