Career Clusters

Discover your applied learning and research opportunities through our career-related degree clusters.
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Degrees Designed to Define Your Career.

Our majors and minors are organized by career-related clusters to make it easier to find what you’re looking for and discover opportunities you haven’t considered. Pair your design major with a business minor. Enhance your biology degree with a minor in cultural anthropology. Nearly every degree major can be combined with a minor from another cluster. We encourage you to create a bigger, broader path of study that allows you to do more at UW-Stout and in your career.

Still Undecided? It's Ok if You Don't Know.

And you aren't alone. Up to 80% of college students admit they are unsure of their major, even if they've declared one. That's where our polytechnic advantage helps, because the value of applied learning and research goes beyond your degree—it will also help you choose one. Hands-on experiences are about discovery, so it’s ok if you don’t know what you want to do yet. As you prepare to apply, and even after you’re admitted, we have tools, tips and support to help you discover what you’re driven to do.

Discover Our Resources for Undecided Students

Career-Focused, Real-World Experiences.

As early as your first semester, you'll be immersed in a career-focused applied learning:

  • Participate in our Grow. Persist. Succeed (GPS) and Cooperative Education & Internship Programs.
  • Engage in undergraduate research in our labs and out in the field.
  • Benefit from strong industry ties with opportunities for project-based learning.
  • Meet with employers recruiting for full-time professional positions.
  • Attend one of the largest career conferences in the Midwest.

Student Highlights

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Construction students, donor collaborate with nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds for children Featured Image

Construction students, donor collaborate with nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds for children

Women in Construction students organize effort to support the community
Students in engineering, dietetics, construction, design receive national, regional honors Featured Image

Students in engineering, dietetics, construction, design receive national, regional honors

Sixteen students at UW-Stout in four career fields have been recognized this spring nationally, statewide and regionally.
More than 100 outstanding students recognized at annual Leadership Awards ceremony Featured Image

More than 100 outstanding students recognized at annual Leadership Awards ceremony

Wood Medallion recipients Charest, Timm share experiences in service on and off campus