SSU Academic Support Services
Academic Workshops at Sonoma State
Students are encouraged to enroll in academic workshops to support their success in challenging mathematics and computer science courses. These workshops emphasize group interaction, communication and deepened understanding of fundamental concepts.
Typically, academic workshops meet once a week for two to four hours. Students earn 1 to 2 credits for successful workshop participation. Currently, workshops are offered in MATH 107 Precalculus, MATH 161 Calculus I, MATH 211 Calculus II and CS 115 Programming I. Students enroll in these workshops using the standard course registration system.
Below are descriptions of the academic workshops:
|CS 115W: Programming I Workshop||A workshop designed to be taken with CS 115. Exploration of programming concepts through problem solving in a group setting.||1|
|MATH 107W: PreCalculus Workshop||A workshop designed to be taken with MATH 107. Exploration of precalculus concepts through problem solving in a group setting. Credit/No Credit grading option only.||2|
|MATH 161W: Calculus I Workshop||A workshop designed to be taken with MATH 161. Exploration of first semester calculus concepts through problem solving in a group setting. Credit/No Credit grading option only.||2|
|MATH 211W: Calculus II Workshop||A workshop designed to be taken with MATH 211. Exploration of second semester calculus concepts through problem solving in a group setting. Credit/No Credit grading option only.||2|
|MATH 211SW: Calculus II-S Workshop||A workshop designed to be taken with MATH 211S (the first half of MATH 211W). Exploration of second semester calculus concepts through problem solving in a group setting. Credit/No Credit grading option only.||1|
Other Support Programs
Educational Opportunities Program
The EOP program provides a comprehensive array of services to support student success at Sonoma State University with graduation as a goal for all EOP students. EOP and ESAS advisors provide academic, career, and personal advising to EOP students.
Health Professions Advisory Program
HPAP is an advisory program for students who wish to have careers in various health professions. Students prepare at SSU to enter programs that lead to admission into medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry and chiropractic medicine. In addition, students can prepare for graduate study in other health professions careers to become a physician assistant, physical therapist, clinical laboratory science or in fields of public health. The Health Professions Advisory Committee provides advising for most of the above health professions.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
LSAMP is an NSF sponsored program designed to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and increase the number of students who face social, education, or economic barriers receiving baccalaureate degrees, and ultimately Ph.D.s, in STEM disciplines.
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement
MESA at Sonoma State University is part of a nationally recognized academic support program that provides a resilient learning community and strong base to students in the School of Science and Technology. The goal of MESA is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students to pursue and persist in STEM related degrees and ultimately, careers. MESA works to serve students from low-income households, students receiving financial aid, students who are the first in their family to attend college and students whose primary language spoken at home is not English. MESA serves students regardless of citizenship status. This academic community is what sets MESA apart from other programs.
McNair Scholars Project
The McNair Scholars Project at SSU—also called the National Graduate School Achievement Program (NoGAP) at SSU—works to support undergraduate students to pursue their post-secondary studies at a PhD granting institution. Project activities include students research collaboration with a faculty mentor, travel support to visit campuses and attend conferences, assistance in filling out graduate applications, and preparation for graduate school entrance exams.
Women In Technology
As a response to the underrepresented number of female students in technology, the Women In Tech initiative was created to support and encourage female students in computer science, engineering and physics. The goal of WIT is to help build community among the students allowing them to identify with being a female in a technology discipline, to offer support to these students and to help build their confidence.