Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. (STEM)

What kind of person typically thrives in a STEM career? Someone with a strong work ethic who enjoys intellectual challenges; questions the norm; is interested in math and science; likes solving tough problems; and doesn’t let risk of failure hold them back. STEM programs aren’t easy, but for those suited to these career paths, the rewards can be significant.

STEM Careers: Above-Average Earnings

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 93 out of 100 STEM occupations have salaries above the national occupational wage average and STEM’s average wage was $87,570, nearly double that of non-STEM occupational wages ($45,700).  Plus, BC graduates are among the highest earners in Florida!

Source for national STEM and non-STEM wages above: Stella Fayer, Alan Lacey and Audrey Watson U.S. Bureau of Labor, Spotlight on Statistics, January, 2017

Why STEM at Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.


Ranked first in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.


Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Pathways to Completion


Broward College offers a wide range of degrees and certificates with day, evening, and online classes. With campuses and centers throughout Broward County, you can achieve your higher education goals without commuting too far from home. Explore our pathways, degrees, and certificates, and non-credit options to make a plan that suits you perfectly.

Currently, enrolled students may view previous versions of Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Baccalaureate or log in to BC Navigate to access your academic plan which provides a term by term guide of courses required for graduation.

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed to provide students with the academic and professional skills necessary to succeed in a bachelor’s degree program as well as in their careers.  Broward College’s A.A. degree prepares students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, define and analyze real-world problems, and apply information and technology to develop innovative solutions in a dynamic global economy and community. Students who complete the A.A. degree at Broward College are guaranteed to transfer as a junior to a Florida public university or to continue in a bachelor’s degree at Broward College.

Students pursuing the A.A. degree should consult their advisor about their transfer goals and use transfer advising plans that can be helpful in meeting the admission requirements for transfer institutions. 

Below are some popular subject areas to consider:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biomedical Chemical Engineer
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Information Science/Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Forest Resources and Conservation
  • Geology 
  • Information Sciences and Systems
  • Management-Information Systems
  • Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural Resources Parks & Recreation
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
  • Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physicians Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Science Teacher Education

Associate in Arts General Education & Graduation Requirements

Archived Catalogs and General Education Requirements

See an Advisor to make the appropriate course selections.

Complete 2 years of specialized training designed to enter the workforce in a high-demand career with guaranteed job skills or continue your education by transferring to a bachelor's program such as Broward College's BAS/BSN degrees or other articulated AS to Baccalaureate degree programs.

Explore your Options

Broward College offers several bachelor's degree programs in high-demand career fields that connect students to significant workforce opportunities. Bachelor's degrees at Broward College include programs in Education, Nursing, Supervision and Management, Technology, and more. Students seeking admission to a BC bachelor's program must meet certain requirements specific to that degree program.

Explore your Options


See where your Broward College degree can take you. 


Employer Spotlight

Job Readiness & Career Opportunities

Committed to assisting our students prepare for the best career opportunities in their field with internships, job shadowing and partnerships with employers providing exclusive opportunities to students and alumni. 

Top ranked. Reasonably priced.

Your top-10 Aspen-ranked education costs less than most Florida university students pay. See for yourself.
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Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.
Continuing Education