UD Designated 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College

UD Designated 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College for Post-College Preparedness

The University of Dallas has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs  Approved College by Victory Media, the creator of STEM Jobs  career, education and media resources for students interested in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM Jobs  Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools in their responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.

According to Department Chairwoman and Professor of Physics Sally Hicks, the strength of the STEM disciplines at UD is best exhibited by the success of its students in receiving prestigious fellowships, their acceptance into outstanding STEM-related graduate programs and the jobs they obtain after receiving their undergraduate or advanced degrees. In the past 10 years, approximately 36 percent of UDs computer science, mathematics and physical science graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. Since 2005, biology, chemistry and physics students have been awarded four Fulbright Scholarships, three National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships and two Goldwater Scholarships.  

UD has cooperative degree programs in electrical engineering and nursing, which allow students to earn dual degrees, typically in five years, in physics and engineering from UD and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and in biology and nursing from UD and Texas Womans University (TWU). Additionally, approximately 85 percent of UDs pre-medicine students are accepted into medical school.

Our STEM graduates are practicing engineers, chemists, doctors, lawyers and biologists, as well as many more, said Hicks. The liberal arts education offered by UD well prepares our students for careers in many different STEM fields.

The STEM Jobs Approved Colleges survey measures how effectively schools align their programs to STEM jobs and how well they assist their students in achieving career aspirations in STEM fields. Ratings are based on a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures schools on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent academic advisory board. A complete description of Victory Medias methodology, advisory board and services is available at www.stemjobs.com.

UD was among more than 1,000 institutions participating in the survey. Schools were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around three key indicators of success: STEM job alignment, STEM job placement and diversity in a schools STEM programs. UD is featured in the Winter 2015 issue of STEM Jobs  magazine with the rest of the 2015 STEM Jobs  Approved Colleges.

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