STEM2: Multidisciplinary Certificate

A Multidisciplinary Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine

The STEM2: A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate is designed to enhance students’ content knowledge in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine, and to assist students in integrating their knowledge of each of these disciplines.

Students with this certificate will be well prepared to work for industrial firms that perform outreach activities into K-12 classrooms. They would also be ideal candidates for employment by museums of science and/or industry which seek employees who can work with K-12 students by leading activities or by designing interactive exhibits exploring the intersections of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health. Secondary teacher certification students may choose this certificate to gain multidisciplinary knowledge of STEM2 in addition to their selected major/minor for teaching.

The UM-Dearborn certificate, which requires a minimum of 15 credit hrs, includes a broad, multidisciplinary group of courses to provide foundational knowledge for students interested in STEM2: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.

Program Goals:

The UM-Dearborn STEM2 : A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate has the following goals for students in the program. Students will be:

1. Aware of the nature of STEM2 disciplines.

2. Knowledgeable in issues related to STEM2 disciplines in education and society.

To view application forms and admission information, please click here.

Select One STEM2 Course:3
EXPS 400STEM2 Teaching and Learning3
EXPS 450Issues in STEM2 and STEM2 Ed3
Select the Engineering Course:
ENGR 100Intro to Eng and Computers2
Select One Additional Science Course with Lab: One Natural Sciences course beyond the 7 credit hours required for the Dearborn Discovery Core4
Select One Statistics Course:
STAT 263Introduction to Statistics3
Select One Medical/Health Course:3
Intro to Health Education
Introduction to Public Health
Health Behavior & Health Educ
Medical Ethics

Total 15 Credit Hours Required

Certificate Requirements:

  1. Current enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  2. An overall GPA of at least 2.75
  3. Completion of the Declaration of Certificate form
  4. Completion of the required coursework with a GPA of at least 2.75

CHE 101     Intro to Health Education     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of community health education. Students will explore the theoretical and practical issues of health education and will identify and apply health education principles to health challenges facing individuals, groups and communities.

ENGR 100     Intro to Eng and Computers     2 Credit Hours

This course gives students a general introduction to the engineering profession and covers some of the elementary skills that students need in order to be successful in their engineering studies. The course covers topics and problems pertaining to mechanical, industrial/manufacturing, and electrical/computer engineering. Aspects of engineering analysis and design are highlighted. Computer skills and communication skills (both oral and written) are emphasized throughout the semester. Two-hour lecture/two-hour laboratory.

Corequisite(s): ENGR 100L

Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

EXPS 400     STEM2 Teaching and Learning     3 Credit Hours

The content of this course and the pedagogy employed will provide students with experiences in topics related to the integration of science, technology, engineering, health and mathematics (STEM2). Students will experience examples of STEM2 activities and will explore how STEM2 disciplines impact society. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): EXPS 220 and MATH 385

Corequisite(s): EXPS 401

Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Undergrad Certification only or Post-baccalaureate NCFD or Junior or Senior

EXPS 450     Issues in STEM2 and STEM2 Ed     3 Credit Hours

The content of this course will provide students with experiences in issues related to STEM2 education (STEM2: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). Topics addressed will include definitions of STEM2, the value of STEM2 to society, the integration of STEM2 fields, developmentally appropriate STEM2 activities for K-12 students, misconceptions of STEM2, STEM2 careers and local issues related to STEM2 in Michigan. Students will experience examples of STEM2 activities and will explore how STEM2 disciplines impact society. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 104 or MATH 105 or MATH 113 or MATH 114 or MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 131) and (NSCI 101 or NSCI 120 or NSCI 121)

Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

HHS 200     Introduction to Public Health     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Public Health (HHS 200) is the introductory professional course in the Public Health undergraduate program. This course identifies and explores the theoretical and practical issues in public health. Students successfully completing the course will have an understanding of the goals of public health. Students will receive a fundamental understanding of epidemiological study design and the role of data for public health research. They will also understand the impact of individual behaviors and the environment on health. Lastly, students will receive an introduction of the role of governmental agencies and policy on public health practice.

HPS 430     Health Behavior & Health Educ     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview of social and behavioral science theories that guide the development of health education and promotion interventions aimed at preventing, reducing, and eliminating public health problems. Part one of the course describes the relationship between behavior and health, through a review of several current health problems faced by people in the United States. Part two presents a survey of health behavior theories ranging from those aimed at individual behavioral change to community health education promotions. The final part of the course looks at the application of theory to real-world health promotion and education interventions. Students will learn how social and behavioral theory informs intervention design, implementation, and evaluation.

Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman

HPS 442     Medical Ethics     3 Credit Hours

An examination of moral issues in medicine. Among the problems to be considered are truth-telling and paternalism in the doctor-patient relationship, psychosurgery and behavior control, death and euthanasia, the allocation of scarce resources, and genetic counseling and control. Specific attention will be given to ethical theories and to philosophical concepts such as rights, autonomy, and justice. Students cannot receive credit for both HPS 442 and HPS 542. Prerequisite(s): any previous course in Philosophy or permission of instructor. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): PHIL 100 or PHIL 120 or PHIL 233 or PHIL 234 or PHIL 240 or PHIL 301 or PHIL 302 or PHIL 303 or PHIL 304 or PHIL 305 or PHIL 310 or PHIL 315 or PHIL 320 or PHIL 340 or PHIL 350 or PHIL 355 or PHIL 365 or PHIL 369 or PHIL 370 or PHIL 371 or PHIL 375 or PHIL 380 or PHIL 390 or PHIL 441 or PHIL 445 or PHIL 485 or PHIL 490