In a world of increasing complexity, the U.S. Department of Education says success will be driven not just by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know - how to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence and make sense of information. These are the critical skills gained through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The U.S. Department of Commerce offers a bright outlook, with a projected 10.5% growth in STEM-related jobs by 2030, far faster than average for non-STEM positions.1 The good news is that STEM degree holders receive higher earnings, whether they work in a STEM or non-STEM fields. Workers in STEM occupations also experience lower unemployment rates, on average, than those employed in other fields.
Why STEM at SNHU?
Our STEM programs align with the needs of an ever-growing, highly technological global community. What's more, they continuously evolve as we identify new programs that focus on the skills the market is demanding. In each case, you'll experience hands-on applied learning vs. theoretical, led by highly skilled faculty who bring their real-world expertise into the online classroom.
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/stem-employment.htm (viewed November 4, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.