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S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Graduate Certificate

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Graduate Certificate student

The S.T.E.M. Graduate Certificate from Bridgewater State University allows participants to earn an advanced credential helping to enhance their professional development and also bolster their resume. This graduate certificate requires participants to complete the following courses from the American Museum of Natural History's Seminars on Science online learning program: Earth: Inside and Out; Evolution; Space, Time and Motion; and one remaining elective AMNH Seminars on Science course.

Bridgewater State University is proud to partner with the American Museum of Natural History to offer innovative, online courses leading to a graduate certificate in S.T.E.M.. Participants seeking graduate credit for any of the courses offered through the American Museum of Natural History are able to seamlessly apply, free of charge, to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certificate program through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University.

Register for Seminar on Science courses through the American Museum of Natural History

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application - A completed online application. 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate course work
  • Bachelor's Degree - A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university; if the degree has not yet been awarded at the time of application, the successful applicant must be nearing completion of the bachelor’s degree


Required Courses from the American Museum of Natural History's Seminars on Science online learning program:
NSCI 526: Earth, Inside and Out
NSCI 533: Evolution
NSCI 529: Space, Time and Motion

(1) Elective from the AMNH Seminars on Science program

Participants completing any Seminars on Science course through the American Museum of Natural History have the ability to earn three graduate credits through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University.

Bridgewater State University currently offers the following Seminars on Science graduate credit courses: 

Life Science

NSCI 535: The Brain: Structure, Function and Evolution
NSCI 532: The Diversity of Fishes 
NSCI 533: Evolution
NSCI 534: Genetics, Genomics, Genethics
NSCI 531: The Link Between Dinosaurs and Birds 
NSCI 539: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation
NSCI 540: Marine Biology
NSCI 541: Virology and Epidemiology in the Time of COVID - 19

Earth Science

NSCI 538: Climate Change
NSCI 526: Earth: Inside and Out 
NSCI 528: The Ocean System
NSCI 527: Water 

Physical Science

NSCI 530: The Solar System
NSCI 529: Space, Time and Motion


Steps to apply for graduate credit:


Please note - Students enrolled in the STEM Certificate do not need to complete steps 1 and 2, please start at step 3 to request graduate credit for your program.


1. Students not currently enrolled at Bridgewater who are looking to be awarded graduate credit for completing a course through AMNH Seminars on Science will first need to complete the Graduate Non-Degree Application to ensure an account is created on our student information system at Bridgewater State University.

2. 1-2 business days after completing the Graduate Non-Degree Application process, participants will receive an email with their unique BEAR Identification Number (this number is used for identification purposes at BSU). 

3. Using their BEAR Identification Number, participants will fill out the Application for BSU Graduate Credit: AMNH and attach their grade report from their Seminars on Science course.

4. Once your graduate credit has been assigned to your transcript at Bridgewater State University, you'll receive confirmation from the College of Graduate Studies along with the steps to pay for your graduate credit and to request your transcript.

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