Are you excited about science or math?
In Kennesaw State University’s Advanced Majors Program (AMP), students receive the individual attention and community you’d receive at a small school with all the benefits of a large university!
This program was created to give motivated science and math students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience at KSU. We see you’ve worked hard to get where you are, and we want to help foster your future success. Get ready to AMPlify your education!
This program is by invitation only to KSU students. Please use the email form on this page to confirm your interest in participating. Not a KSU student? Apply now »
Advantages this program offers:
A community of like-minded studentsAMP courses are for science and math majors only, so right away you’ll get to know the other students you’ll be taking classes with for your entire time at KSU. You’ll also meet and receive valuable advice from upper-level students already in the program. Every year, this starts with our big Backstage Access to Success event, a meet-and-greet reception where you’ll meet other students in the program, your academic and faculty advisors, your faculty members, and student clubs in the college.
Smaller, student-centered coursesComplete your degree requirements using student-centered, innovative versions of your science and math courses, taught by some of the college’s best faculty. AMP courses are not more difficult than other sections. They cover the same topics and require the same amount of time as different sections of the course, but they include hands-on activities and discussion of real-world applications. The program offers amped-up versions of your required science and math courses so you get the best educational experience possible here at KSU.
Scheduling advantagesFirst-year students are the last to register for classes. As a result, they often end up with inconvenient schedules or can’t get a spot in courses they need. As a student in this program, you receive a guaranteed spot in your math and science courses, helping you stay on track with your graduation requirements. You’ll also have the potential to take graduate courses as an undergraduate.
Several scholarships are awarded each year for AMP students only. We partner with organizations in the community that want to support your success by alleviating the financial burden of education.
Visit KSU's Office of Scholarships for more information on all available scholarships and to submit your scholarship application, which is usually due in mid-March. If you’re a first-generation college student, be sure to check out and apply for the Coca-Cola Scholarship.
Special housing opportunities
The AMP Living-Learning Community provides 1st-year students with a housing and social environment that connects them with other AMP students and faculty. Participating students live, learn, and study together while taking part in special activities and events that prepare them for their future goals as scientists, doctors, and mathematicians.
Personalized advising by faculty and professional advisors
The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) have a designated professional advisor to help you with registration issues and answer questions about degree requirements. In addition, AMP students have access to faculty that will help guide you towards your career goal, whether it’s medical school, working in a research laboratory, or finding a job in the field of your choice.
Seminars, workshops, and events geared towards helping you succeed and preparing you for your future occupation
The AMP continually offers events that expose you to different science and math occupations. These include guest speakers from companies, alumni panels, research talks, and visits from professional schools such as medical, dental, and pharmacy schools. Workshops can help you figure out what you want to do with your degree in math or science, and annual events such as Speed Networking give you the chance to get real-world advice from seasoned professionals.
View the latest events on the CSM Calendar »
Opportunities to perform undergraduate research with top faculty and present your work at local, national, and international meetings
AMP students get hands-on experience in laboratories that helps prepare them to enter into KSU research laboratories in their sophomore or junior years. You are also eligible to apply for exclusive research opportunities within the college, such as the Birla Carbon Scholars Program, or the faculty-led Mentor Protégé Research Program. Presenting your research ensures that your resume stands out when you apply for jobs or future educational opportunities. Other opportunities, like internships or service learning experiences, also provide valuable real-world experience.