Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, which aims to promote the progress of science, the mission of COMPASS is to increase the number of UCF students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees.

To do this, COMPASS offers students, who successfully complete the application process, opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning in STEM during their first two years at UCF.

First-year students spend the first semester participating in STEM Seminar or STEM Explorations, Career Planning and a COMPASS math course. In their second semester, they again take a COMPASS math course. Second-year students gain undergraduate research experience and may need to take another COMPASS math course depending on their degree requirements.