Undergraduate STEM student in lab at University of St. Thomas in Houston, TexasSTEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Combined with the social sciences taught in UST’s core curriculum, you learn how to think critically, logically and analytically. This is designed to help you navigate the ethical concerns and decision-making that will face you in your life and career.

As a member institution of the Texas Medical Center district, UST students have even greater access to resources at some of the nation's leading hospitals.

Pre-med students enjoy higher than average interview and admission rates at medical schools. And UST alumni are in every medical, dental and veterinary school in Texas.

#1 in America
Houston's average median STEM salary*

*Source: WalletHub 2017 study

Prepare for Success in a Health Profession

Prepare for Success in a Health ProfessionIf you want to become a doctor, dentist or other health professional, a Pre-Health Professions Track will ensure you meet every requirement for any Texas medical or dental school application. You’ll work with a dedicated Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) advisor to plan your roadmap to a health professions school. HPAC resources include:

  • Medical & dental school application workshops
  • Personal statement writing 
  • Mock interviews
  • Mock MCAT/DAT

Apply with your stamp of approval in hand. HPAC will write a composite evaluation letter for medical and dental schools, taking into account several letters of evaluation from professors, CV/résumé, grades, test scores and applicant interview questions to give you a collective recommendation.

Undergraduate students doing a dissection in an anatomy and physiology class at the STEM Center for Science and Health Professions at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas


Take a 360-degree virtual tour of the center, where you can study Biology, Chemistry and Nursing in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs right in the heart of Houston.

On a desktop computer:
Use the latest version of Google ChromeFirefox, Opera or MS Edge.

On a smartphone, tablet or VR headset:
View in YouTube app.

360° Tour (English)   360° Tour (En español)


When you study Biology at UST, you conduct research with professors, not teaching assistants. The one-on-one attention, advising opportunities and access to the Texas Medical Center have prepared UST alumni for successful careers.


UST offers a variety of majors in science, technology, engineering and math. Sophisticated experiences in and out of the classroom will prepare you for career success. At UST, you'll learn by doing. This has helped prepare many STEM students for career success.

Healing and
Holistic Care

Just minutes from the world's largest medical center district, UST's school of nursing BSN program in Houston teaches you how to treat the whole human person – preparing you for initial RN licensure and entry into the workforce. Many UST alumni are now employed as nurses.


Toni Martinez serving as peer mentor during instructional session at STEM success center on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TexasThe more traditional STEM professions (physician, dentist, pharmacist, etc.) will require you to continue your education beyond UST. But there are other STEM jobs that do not require an advanced degree. They include:

  • food science
  • research or pharmacy tech
  • analysts
  • science communication and journalism
  • oil and gas
  • environmental science

The STEM Success Center can help you set goals and develop a career plan.

You also have access to the center's peer mentoring program. Peer mentors hold regular sessions for test review, one-on-one help and study skills with subjects including biology, chemistry, math, physics and engineering.

Students indicate the program has helped them score 25+ points higher on their exams. Learn more by visiting the center's Facebook Account for the UST STEM CENTER  or Twitter Account for the UST STEM CENTER  page.