JULY 8 – AUGUST 9, 2024

CBU will be holding a five-week-long Mathematics Bridge Program for incoming freshmen to prepare students interested in STEM majors, especially Engineering and Computer Science programs. The Bridge Program, funded by a grant from Delta Regional Authority (DRA), is designed to help students improve their first-semester math placement, with an emphasis on students from communities underrepresented in STEM career fields. Eligible and interested students will enroll for the duration of the program (July 8 – August 9).

THIS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH:

  • Highly targeted instruction in Mathematics, which can provide the students with three (3) credit hours toward their degree plan, a better understanding of foundational concepts that are needed to be successful in Engineering, and a better Mathematics placement for their first fall semester in college. 
  • Valuable networking opportunities,
  • Hands-on experiences, and
  • Ancillary support that is typically not afforded to students in this portion of their academic career.

TO ENTER THE MATHEMATICS BRIDGE PROGRAM, students will enroll as non-degree-seeking students for the summer and pay an enrollment fee of $350.

STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN ONE OF TWO COURSES:

MATH 103: Bridge to Precalculus Program (3 credits)
This program is aimed at students who earned between 19 and 21 on the Math component of the ACT.  This program covers the necessary topics to prepare students to start at the Precalculus level in Fall 2024.  

MATH 117: Bridge to Calculus 1 Program (3 credits)
This program is aimed at students who earned between 22 and 25 on the Math component of the ACT.  This program covers the necessary topics to prepare students to start in Calculus 1 in Fall 2024.  

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

  • Comprehensive course offering includes additional labs and peer tutor/mentor support to help students become prepared to major in a field of engineering and computer science by their first fall semester.
  • Guest faculty and industry presenters will highlight engineering programs, careers, and support systems.
  • Offsite programming will include manufacturing tours and introduction to relevant engineering applications.
  • Introductions to Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering concepts, courses, and careers.
  • Afternoon recreational activities, both off-campus and at the CBU outdoor and pool facilities.
  • Ongoing support for students during their freshman year via modular cohort seminars and regular faculty mentoring.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

To ensure continued support during their first college year, students in the Mathematics Bridge Program will be enrolled in an online seminar housed in CBU’s learning management system (Canvas). This seminar will contain modules that provide timely information and resources across campus and in the greater Memphis community. In addition to this support, students in the program will be provided a faculty mentor during their first year at CBU.

REGISTER HERE SUMMER MATHEMATICS BRIDGE PROGRAM