Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, known as STEM, is quite the buzzword these days. But it isn’t without reason. While only 5 percent of workers in the United States are employed in science or engineering fields, they contribute to 50 percent of domestic economic expansion, thus serving as a job creator. It’s estimated that for every new job in software, technology and life sciences, five jobs are created.
And while the demand for professionals with math and science backgrounds increases, the number of students pursuing degrees in these important fields decreases.
Pursuing a degree in biology puts students at an advantage. Assumption’s bachelor degree in biology provides students with a life-sciences foundation and advanced coursework in both biology and other science areas as well, like chemistry and physics.
There is also increasing need for effective and qualified science teachers at every level of education be it elementary, high school and even at the collegiate level.
In 2009, the government launched the Educate to Innovate initiative. One of the goals of this initiative was to prepare 100,000 effective STEM teachers over the next decade. This initiative also resulted in formation of coalitions like “100Kin10” to overcome the nation’s shortage of STEM teachers. Assumption College bachelor’s degree in education curriculum is designed so that students become experts in their fields majoring in both education and their desired subject area.
Whether you’re interested in practicing biology research, teaching biology, or pursuing any of the other in-demand science careers, Assumption biology professors and advisers have created programs to meet all of your STEM goals.