Career Clusters

Discover your applied learning and research opportunities through our career-related degree clusters.
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Discover a Degree to Define Your Career

Our majors and minors are organized by career-related clusters to make it easier to find what you’re looking for and discover opportunities you haven’t considered. Pair your design major with a business minor. Enhance your biology degree with a minor in cultural anthropology. Nearly every degree major can be combined with a minor from another cluster. We encourage you to create a bigger, broader path of study that allows you to do more.

It's Ok if You Don't Know

Not sure what program you want to pursue? You are not alone. Up to 80% of college students admit they are uncertain about what they want to major in, even if they've declared one. That's where our polytechnic advantage helps, because the importance of applied learning and research goes beyond your degree program—it will also help you choose one. Hands-on experiences are about discovery, so it’s ok if you don’t know what you want to do yet. As you prepare to apply and even after you’re admitted, we have tools, tips and support that will help you discover what you’re driven to do.

Career-Focused, Real-World Experiences

As early as your first semester, you'll be immersed in a career-focused applied learning:

  • Participate in our Grow. Persist. Succeed (GPS) and Cooperative Education & Internship Programs.
  • Engage in undergraduate research in our labs and out in the field.
  • Benefit from strong industry ties with opportunities for project-based learning.
  • Meet with employers recruiting for full-time professional positions.
  • Attend one of the largest career conferences in the Midwest.

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Scholarships, graduate assistantships support students in educational, career goals