AMP & CSTEP Community

AMP & CSTEP Community

The AC2 (AMP & CSTEP Community) Program at SUNY New Paltz promotes academic excellence and provides preparation, resources, and opportunities critical to student success. The goal of the AC² Program is to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented and low-income backgrounds pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and health-related fields.  

AC2 offers academic and career support and guidance to eligible students in the following majors: 
  • Astronomy 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Computer Science 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Environmental Geochemical Science 
  • Geology 
  • Mathematics 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Physics 
  • Math Adolescent Education 
  • Science Adolescent Education  


  • Academic Support (Individualized Academic Plan and Advising, Study Groups, Lending Library) 
  • Career & Graduate School Preparation (Workshops, Field Trips, Conferences) 
  • Summer Research Program 
  • Assistance with Internship and Job Applications 
  • Recognition (Book Awards, Outstanding Scholar Awards, Recognition Ceremony)  


  • Full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree at New Paltz in a STEM or STEM Education field 
  • First-Year, Sophomore, or Junior student status 
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident or have DACA status  
  • New York State Resident 
  • Self-identify as Black, Latinx, Alaskan Native, Native American, OR be income eligible as defined by New York State income guidelines