What is PRISM?

The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) comprises several initiatives at John Jay College designed to increase the academic and professional competitiveness of our science and math students.

Currently, PRISM houses four distinct initiatives:

  1. The Junior Scholars Program is funded by New York State (NYS) Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP). It provides academic support and personalized academic advisement to science students. You can learn more about this program here.
  2. The CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) for Forensic Science Students is for community college students who plan to transition to John Jay College to complete their forensic science major. The Program provides students with advisement, assistance with course registration and exposure to science research programs while still at their community colleges. You can learn more about this program here.
  3. The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides an opportunity for science students to engage in the process of scientific research while completing their degree.  The program is open to students majoring Forensic Science (FOS), Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), Toxicology (TOX), and Computer Science and Information Security (CSIS). It also provides professional advisement to students planning to pursue professional post-graduate education after John Jay. You can learn more about this program here.

Each of our programs has a slightly different focus and different eligibility requirements. For more information about these eligibility requirements, stop by the PRISM office at 05.61.00NB.

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