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 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.
IS THIS EXPLORATORY AREA FOR ME?
Do you like to understand how and why things work? Are you interested in developing innovative solutions to issues in fields like science, engineering and agriculture? The STEM Exploratory Area is for students whose natural strengths are in math and science and who want to be part of a constantly changing society.
All of the majors listed in this Exploratory Area tend to require higher levels of math and science. Check out the majors on the list below and click on any of the majors and see the entire list of course requirements for that major. Do a majority of the classes sound interesting to you? Then it may be worth exploring!
Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.
First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)
The number of jobs in the career for the past two years, the current year, and projections for the next 10 years. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs. Sources include Emsi industry data, staffing patterns, and OES data.
These companies are currently hiring for .
The educational attainment percentage breakdown for a career (e.g. the percentage of people in the career who hold Bachelor’s Degrees vs. Associate Degrees). Educational attainment levels are provided by O*NET.
Earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.
A list of hard skills associated with a given career ordered by the number of unique job postings which ask for those skills.
The skills for the career. The "importance" is how relevant the ability is to the occupation: scale of 1-5. The "level" is the proficiency required by the occupation: scale of 0-100. Results are sorted by importance first, then level.
A list of job titles for all unique postings in a given career, sorted by frequency.