School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics


School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics was approved by the University of Washington Board of Regents in 2013 in response to the need for a greater number of STEM graduates to meet the demands of industry in Washington state. UW Bothell combines all of the STEM fields in one academic area, allowing for cross-disciplinary training and project work. 

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will be a leader in providing accessible, innovative, and effective education and research that promotes responsible engagement with our world and society. 

Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education through commitment to our core values.

Our core values are

  • COLLABORATION across disciplines and among students, faculty, staff, and community partners,
  • OPPORTUNITIES for all students to succeed and become effective critical thinkers,
  • RIGOR in the development of research that is globally recognized and serves our students and society, and
  • ENGAGEMENT through challenging and active learning experiences and enriching student-faculty interactions. 

STEM Programs at UW Bothell

Applied Computing (BA)
Biology (BS)
Climate Science & Policy (BS)
Chemistry (BS) (BA)
Chemistry, Biochemistry Option (BS)
Computer Engineering (BS)
Computer Science and Software Engineering (BS) (MS)
Computer Science and Software Engineering, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Option (BS)
Computing and Software Systems (BS)

Cyber Security Engineering (MS)
Earth System Science (BS)
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) (MSEE)
Environmental Science (BS)
Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations
Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development
Interactive Media Design
(BA) Mathematics (BS)
Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Physics (BS) (BA)

Providing Access to STEM Education

The School of STEM is committed to providing access to students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations

42% of STEM students at UW Bothell are from diverse backgrounds.

30% of UW Bothell STEM students are female. (*Women constitute fewer than 20 percent of all graduates in engineering and computer science.)



School of STEM by the Numbers

2nd UW Bothell ranks second in the state of Washington in terms of the annual number of bachelor of science graduates in computer science.

1,303 full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in STEM disciplines, including Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering & Mathematics, Physical Sciences and IMD.


589 FTEs in computer science and software engineering.

2,116 Total graduates from the STEM disciplines (since 2009).

$7.6 million Amount of research funding from the National Science Foundation (fy 2011-fy2018) for STEM-related projects.