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.


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

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

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