Science Transfer Initiative

Science. Math. And a path to a bright future.

Whether you are interested in science, technology, engineering or math, there are many great reasons to take advantage of Stonehill’s Science Transfer Initiative. The program allows you to apply your community college credits to a four-year degree here, thereby enjoying the unique benefits of a Stonehill education: Working one-on-one with professors who know you by name; conducting a faculty-mentored research project; and participating in an exciting internship.

Stonehill can help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding career in the sciences and offer you opportunities for self-discovery that can lead to a successful and fulfilling life.

As a Stonehill science transfer student, you can:

Apply for Special Financial Aid

Scholarships available for science transfer students include a $10,000 merit scholarship for students with a 3.50 GPA. With federal and other financial aid also available, you may be surprised by how affordable Stonehill is – even compared to your community college tuition.

Learn in the Lab

As a science transfer student, you will gain real-world research experience in our $34 million, 89,000 square foot Shields Science Center the summer before you transfer to Stonehill. Through this summer research opportunity, supported by the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, you’ll work side-by-side with faculty and fellow science students – and even earn a $3,500 stipend.

Get a Career Head Start

Whatever career you imagine, Stonehill’s Career Development Center team will provide the connections and tools you need – from resume building to mock interviews – to pursue your ideal internship, graduate school or a full-time position.

Discover a Community of Support

Through monthly seminars and Peer-Led Team Learning, mentoring opportunities, and extra help from tutors and academic advisors, you’ll get the support you need to navigate your new academic and campus life at Stonehill. Our partnerships with Massasoit and other area community colleges will help you easily identify the community college courses you need mto take in order to transfer seamlessly to Stonehill.

Meet Andreia Vieira ’13, Stonehill Science Transfer Student

Andreia Vieira

Major: Biochemistry
Career plans: Grad school, then medical/pharmaceutical research
Stonehill is: “a place where goals are met.”

After transferring from Massasoit Community College in 2010, Andreia has seized every opportunity at Stonehill, including a research project on iminosugars and the “open-door policy” of her Stonehill professors.


“So much is offered here, things I hadn’t even heard of,” says Andreia. “At other schools, opportunities like research are only for a few students – but at Stonehill they’re for everyone.”

Internship Opportunities

Stonehill science students have interned at:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoological Society
  • Charles River Labs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Dynamics
  • Intersystems
  • Liberty Mutual
  • New England Aquarium
  • New England Center for Children
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Graduate/Professional School Studies

Stonehill science students go on to pursue graduate studies at institutions including:

  • Boston University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
  • Northeastern University
  • Regis College
  • Simmons College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Notre Dame

Career Opportunities

Stonehill science graduates are employed at leading organizations such as:

  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Clinical Lab Partners
  • CVS Caremark
  • Genzyme
  • Organogenesis
  • Partners HealthCare
  • State Street
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Various school systems
“Stonehill teaches you how to work hard and compete in the real world. If you’re considering transferring, Stonehill can help you make it happen financially.”
 Jean Francois, ’14, Biology Major/Chemistry Minor

Discover Stonehill

At Stonehill, we offer an education steeped in liberal arts philosophy and Holy Cross values. Your time here in our supportive community will give you the intellectual and ethical foundation to think critically, lead courageously and leave a positive imprint in your field and your community. Our alumni know more than where they want to go; they know how to get there.

Come and discover Stonehill for yourself. Take a tour, and consider applying to the Science Transfer Initiative.

Contact our Admission liaison or faculty advisor today:

Abigail Meachem
Associate Dean for Transfer Admission and Counselor Programs

Rachel Hirst
STEM Transfer Coordinator