STEM designated degrees for a variety of interests
The importance of STEM education is nothing new. From analytical thinking, to creative problem-solving and experiential learning, the benefits of STEM have made their way into the classrooms of school-age children and now, college. Concordia University offers a number of STEM degrees to appeal to a variety of interests.
5 reasons why you should pursue a STEM degree
It can be easy to think that when choosing a career path, you either want to work with people or you don’t. Whether you want to be interfacing with people frequently, or you’d prefer minimal interpersonal communication, STEM jobs contribute to important projects that impact real people. Even further, the U.S. Department of Energy states that some of the fastest growing STEM jobs are positions that help care for our planet and fight climate change.
Or, consider something like digital accessibility. STEM makes important and enjoyable tools more accessible to a variety of people. Have you ever used an app that just didn’t make sense or was hard to use? Think about how important it is to create apps that are usable by a diverse population. Accessible technology means that users can interact with the tech in a way that works best for him or her. STEM professionals can be a part of improving and innovating with accessibility in mind.
If you love STEM content and want to use your talents and passion to serve the world around you, pursuing a STEM degree can help you live out your vocation.
Problem-solving is the foundation of STEM education. Technically, problem-solving is considered a soft skill. Improving your soft skills, like problem-solving, will help you find success in every area of your life, but especially in the workplace. In order to solve a problem, you must identify it. If you love to figure out how things work or why something isn’t working, a STEM degree could be a great fit for you. Problem-solving requires creativity, so if you’re concerned about
Income is not everything. However, it’s an important factor to recognize when choosing a degree program and field of study. STEM jobs are well-known for their high salaries. As of 2022, STEM jobs saw an annual mean income of $100,900, according to CNBC. This is nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. In addition to higher salaries than non-STEM jobs, most men and women who currently work in STEM careers state that the flexibility to balance work and family is most important to them.
STEM programs are still in-demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the STEM employment rates will grow another 8% by 2029. One of the largest jumps in STEM career opportunities appears to be happening within the mathematical sciences field. This would include business analytics and data science, for example. Job security isn’t guaranteed in any field, but STEM skills can help to equip you with highly marketable skills.
Earning a STEM degree won’t guarantee you a job. But, if you’re engaged in your studies, you’ll get to challenge your brain with deep concepts and complex topics. The U.S. Department of Education highlights the how important STEM skills, content knowledge, and literacy are when it comes to facing the challenges ahead of us as a country and as a world..
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Applied Computer Science
Concordia's online bachelor's in computer science program is designed to equip you with practical knowledge and skills for use in a career working with technology. As such, you'll explore various domains within computer science, including software engineering, computer information systems/information technology and database administration, coding, machine learning and robotics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and more.
Computer Science (3 Concentrations)
Take the next step in your career with Concordia's Master of Science in computer science. The new format features three concentrations: software engineering, computer information systems, and business data applications. A bachelor's degree in a related field is recommended, but not required. Optional catch-up modules are available for each course to help bring you up to speed.
Management Information Systems
Concordia’s MBA in Management Information Systems will provide you with in-depth knowledge of database modeling, design and implementation. You’ll gain experience in implementing a database design by creating a physical database using the Oracle Application Express tool and SQL - and you’ll have the ability to sit for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam. You’ll also learn from experienced professors who will help you understand decision support systems (DSS) on topics like data mining, data warehousing architectures, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems and executive information systems.
Research for Business Applications
Students in this concentration will join students in the DBA cohort to start to learn the basics of proper research design. In the first concentration course, students will become acquainted with university resources, technologies, policies, the dissertation research process and scholarly writing. Students will then learn the tools needed to complete the research, including statistics, quantitative research methodologies, and qualitative research methodologies. Students will get a taste of the DBA program and be prepared to be effective researchers in their field. Students can use these skills in their business organizations, or apply them towards a career in higher education.
Whether you’re an operations manager, a civil engineer or a chief sustainability officer, our MBA in Sustainability Management and Analytics will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to carry out financially successful sustainability. With this sustainability MBA, you'll learn how to use traditional methods like Six Sigma, lean systems and operations research so that you can improve processes, reduce resource use and waste, and make better social and environmental decisions. We’ll show you how sustainability is the source of process and product innovation and we’ll give you the chance to explore a wide range of emerging topics to capture commercial and industrial innovations as they develop.
Traditional undergraduate degrees offered by campus
- Actuarial Science
- Biomedical Sciences
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- CS: Artificial Intelligence
- CS: Software Engineering
- CS: Information Systems
- Environmental Science: Ecology
- Environmental Science: Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies
- Exercise Physiology
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Digital Media Design
- Exercise Science
- Pharmaceutical Sciences