Top 5 STEM Degrees for Competitive College Students

Published on: Aug 29, 2018 6:03:00 AM

Top 5 STEM Degrees for Competitive College Students

A recent study projected that there would be about nine million STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) job positions available by the year 2022. 

So, if you're a college-bound student thinking about what kind of major will prepare you for work in a STEM field, consider one of these five bachelor's degrees at Neumann University.

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1. PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026. Demand for physical therapy services will come from the aging baby boomers who are staying active later in life. In addition, physical therapists will be needed to treat people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity.

Neumann University is excited to offer our Pre-Physical Therapy Program to students who wish to be part of this rapidly growing and rewarding field.

2. HEALTH SCIENCES

Do you see yourself involved in interesting health-related careers such as Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy? The Health Science Major (HS) is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), to become a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP).

3. PRE-ENGINEERING

Do you wish to think and problem solve like an engineer? Neumann University has partnered with Drexel University College of Engineering to offer students the ability to obtain a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Engineering in approximately five years. 

This program is highly selective and is only open to those students who have achieved a minimum score of 550 math score on the SAT and a high school GPA of 3.0. Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.

4. MATHEMATICS

At Neumann University, you can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with two specific tracks: Either general mathematics or mathematics pre-engineering.

The track in General Mathematics prepares students for a variety of careers in actuarial science, computer science, operations research, and cryptography. The pre-engineering track readies students for further study in Engineering.

5. BIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY/CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Depending on your interests, your coursework as a biology major may include classes on microbiology, organic chemistry, or human anatomy. Those with degrees in biology often utilize their skills in careers as pharmaceutical representatives, biochemists, or research assistants.

Life scientists will earn about $73,700 in median annual salary. Although you don’t need a higher degree to land a lucrative job, many biology majors choose to continue to medical school or other programs of graduate study.

Do you see yourself working as a leader in a STEM field?

The best way to get started is to jumpstart your education with a bachelor's degree in a STEM field. If you have questions about attending Neumann University for college, we hope you'll request more information today!

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WRITTEN BY:
Edward Wright

 Edward Wright

About The Author: Edward P. Wright is the Director of Undergraduate Admission at Neumann University and joined the community in August 2017. This summer he did a college search similar to the search you are going through and quickly found the caring community of Knights ready to welcome him and his family to their new home. His favorite spot on campus is the newly renovated dining hall.

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