STEM

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Exploratory Area is for students whose natural strengths are in math and science, and who want to be a part of a constantly changing society. NDSU offers more than 30 STEM-related programs.

Exploratory Area: STEM

Exploratory Areas allow students to explore majors and career options within an interest area. Use the information and resources here to make connections between academic majors and post-graduation plans and career goals. 

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Exploratory Classes

ENG 111: Introduction to Engineering

Designed to provide general engineering students with an opportunity to review, study, discuss, and evaluate various engineering professions as career…

NRM 150: Natural Resource Management Orientation

Introduction to natural resources management issues, concepts, and careers.    

ABEN 110: Introduction to Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Introduction to agricultural and biosystems engineering (ABEN) for students interested in pursuing the major and profession. Content emphasizes ABEN sub-disciplines…

PAG 115: Introduction to Precision Agriculture

This course is designed to introduce the student to a broader view of the precision agriculture, crop and livestock production…

PAG 115: Introduction to Precision Agriculture

This course is designed to introduce the student to a broader view of the precision agriculture, crop and livestock production…

SOIL 210: Introduction to Soil Science

This is a 3-credit introductory-level course that will cover the basic principles of soil science. Topics will include the concepts…

BIOL 150: General Biology I

Introduction to cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution.

VETS 101: Student Success Techniques: Veterinary Technology

This course is designed to ease the transition for new students. Students will learn skills and techniques used by successful…

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

Matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, and gases. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 103…

CSCI 160: Computer Science I

Introduction to computer science including problem solving, algorithm development, and structured programming in a high-level language. Emphasis on design, coding,…

ABEN 110: Introduction to Ag & Biosystems Engineering

Introduction to agricultural and biosystems engineering (ABEN) for students interested in pursuing the major and profession. Content emphasizes ABEN sub-disciplines…

GEOL 105: Physical Geology

Study of the Earth as a physical body; its structure, composition, and the geologic processes acting on and within the…

ANSC 114: Introduction to Animal Sciences

General principles of the livestock industry and relationships to mankind. 2 lectures, 1 two-hour laboratory.    

MATH 103: College Algebra

Relations and functions, equations and inequalities, complex numbers; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations, and matrices. Prereq:…

ANSC 210: Introduction to Therapeutic Horsemanship

This course will introduce students to perspectives of disabilities, how equine assisted activities may affect individuals with specific disabilities, how…

MATH 105: Trigonometry

Angle measure, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, polar coordinates and applications. Prereq: MATH 103 or placement.…

ANSC 260: Introduction to Equine Studies

Introduction to basic aspects of equine studies and general principles surrounding the horse industry. 2 one-hour lectures. F.    

MATH 165: Calculus I

Limits, continuity, differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and applications. Prereq: MATH 105 or MATH 107 or…

ASM 115: Fundamentals of Ag. Systems Management

Overview of agricultural systems management; engines, machinery, structures, electricity, processing, and conservation. 3 lectures. Co-req: MATH 103 or MATH 104…

ME 212: Fund. of Visual Communication for Engineers

Visual communications for design and manufacturing, computer-aided drawing and design, three-dimensional modeling and orthographic projections, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, ASME…

Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect …

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® (SII) is the most respected and widely used instrument for career exploration / planning in the world. …

Major/Career Exploration Workshops

The NDSU Career and Advising Center offers major and career exploration services in a variety of ways.  This Fall semester, …

Resume Guide

Guidelines, Tips, and Examples

Major Map: Agribusiness

Major maps are guides that deliver major-specific advice on academics, extra-curricular activities, networking, international opportunities and career development all in …