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.