CALS ASEMS provides the same program services as both TRiO ASEMS and ASEMS-T, but is aimed specifically at STEM majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which includes Agricultural Technology Management and Education, Animal Sciences, Applied Biotechnology, Biosystems Engineering, Biosystems Analytics & Technology, Environmental Sciences, Food Safety, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nutrition and Food Systems, Nutritional Sciences, Plant Sciences, Precision Nutrition and Wellness, Sustainable Plant Systems, and Veterinary Science. Students follow a different timeline of services depending on whether they are entering as a first-year student or transferring from a community college.
In addition, students should also meet at least one of the following requirements:
- First generation college student (neither parent or guardian has completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree)
- Offered or awarded a Pell Grant
- From a group underrepresented in STEM
- Community college transfer student