S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Many students who fall into majors that align with these areas of interest are analytical thinkers who like to use their time and energy to explore the unknown and create solutions to problems. By working on the problems of tomorrow now, Augustana students continue to show the world that it needs our graduates.

While this may sound intimidating, STEM has opportunities for every kind of student as these majors are often combined with non-STEM fields such as Business or Psychology. These combinations can result in unique jobs and careers such as Special Effects Coordinators, Game Designer, Exotic Animal Expert, Genetic Counselors, Web Developers, Food and Flavor Chemists, and Medical Illustrators to name a few!

Some examples of majors that fall into STEM are Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Geography, Geology, and Mathematics.

Augustana separates majors such as Pre-Med, Pre-Nursing, Public Health, Environmental Studies, and Speech-Language Pathology into the Health Sciences or Environmental Studies career interest clusters. Please see the Health Sciences or Environmental Studies pages for more information on these areas of interest.

Join the Department LinkedIn group to get the latest news and opportunities in the STEM industry!

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Featured Articles

Launch into the Future: Conquering Post-Graduation Uncertainty

Graduation is upon us, Vikings! It’s a thrilling launchpad, but also normal to feel a mix of “what’s next?” and nervous excitement. Don’t worry, you’re not lost at sea. Here’s your personal treasure map to navigate post-graduation uncertainty with confidence …

By Sangamitra Shakya
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Beyond the Cap and Gown! Maximizing Finals Week and Graduation for Career Success

As finals week approaches and the excitement of graduation builds, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of last-minute assignments and celebratory plans. However, amidst the chaos, it’s essential to recognize that these moments offer unique opportunities to …

By Sangamitra Shakya
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Innovation In The Alps!

In the spring of 2025, Augustana College will offer a Study Away program focused on innovation in music and science and ethical consideration in Germany and Switzerland (Alps). Students will take two courses on campus (ENGR 315 and MUSC 306) in Spring. After …

By Lisa Slater
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WaterCon 2024

American Water Works Association Illinois Section 2024 Annual Conference. Augustana Students present about partnership with Rock Island City, along with how they have worked to create deliverables for the Illinois EPA! Check out what these students worked on at the …

By Peyton Heisch
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Stop by CORE and Share Your Success!

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Career Resources

Decoding Your Future

To further support your exploration and decision-making process, here are some valuable resources:

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Skill Building Courses

Learning Infraworks

Taught by Eric Chappell
InfraWorks is a powerful new tool from Autodesk that lets you create and visualize preliminary designs in stunning 3D. It…

Learning Revit 2025

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Autodesk Revit is one of the most popular building information modeling (BIM) solutions today. This course, suitable for both Revit…

Revit 2017 Essential Training: MEP (Metric)

Taught by Eric Wing
MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design is one of the major components of the BIM chain—and Revit is the design…

Revit 2017 Essential Training: MEP (Imperial)

Taught by Eric Wing
MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design is one of the major components of the BIM chain—and Revit is the design…

Revit: MEP Families (2016)

Taught by Eric Wing
Revit families are an incredible feature, offering libraries of ready-made objects that can be used in CAD drawings or customized…

Alex McDowell: World Building and Narrative

Taught by Alex McDowell
Minority Report changed production designer Alex McDowell’s career. The film didn’t begin with a script. Instead, director Steven Spielberg wanted…

Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
In this series, there’s a little something for every Revit designer—beginners and seasoned users alike. Each video focuses on a…

Sebastien Deguy: Allegorithmic Changing the Art of Games

Taught by Sebastien Deguy
Sebastien Deguy started out as a mathematician working on a CGI prototype. Ten years on, his prototype has become a…

Revit Structure 2016 Essential Training

Taught by Eric Wing
Learn how to create accurate foundation plans and framing plans, with details such as brace frames and trusses, with Revit…

Revit: Managing Location Coordinates

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
If you are new to Revit (particularly if you are coming from an AutoCAD background), the approach Revit takes to…

Roadway Design: InfraWorks 360

Taught by Eric Chappell
Roadway Design is the most popular add-on module for InfraWorks 360. It extends InfraWorks 360 by including engineering-oriented tools for…

Revit: Construction Modeling Tools

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
If your job requires working on Revit models created by someone else, then you have probably run into situations where…

Revit Templates: Views and Sheets

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Start customizing your Revit templates to save time and create consistent starting points for every architect in your office. This…

Revit Templates: System Settings

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
If you are trying to achieve a consistent starting point in all of your Revit projects, then customizing the project…

Revit Templates: Annotation

Taught by Paul F. Aubin
Why start from scratch every time? Learn how to build custom Revit templates and reduce the time you spend setting…

David Lesperance Digital Environment Design

Taught by David Lesperance
Fascinated by what’s happening in the background of your favorite movies and video games? Environmental artist David Lesperance creates the…

Building Curtain Walls with Revit

Taught by Eric Wing
This course examines one of the best features Revit has to offer: curtain walls. Though they’re not structurally significant, curtain…

Learning the Standard PHP Library

Taught by David Powers
The Standard PHP Library (SPL) is a collection of useful classes for traversing, filtering, and sorting data and objects. One…

Civil 3D: Basic Roadway Design

Taught by Eric Chappell
Roadway design is one of the most powerful capabilities of Civil 3D and one of the most common design tasks…

Spaces and Places by Kevin Sloan Studio

Taught by Kevin Sloan
Cities are in the perpetual process of “becoming”—and evolving ever faster as industry and technology advance. Architects like Kevin Sloan…

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  • Viking Score Overview
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