Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, diversity meets innovation with a wide array of specialties offered among the Schools of Business; Engineering; Education, Health and Human Behavior; and the College of Arts and Sciences. SIUE offers 300+ areas of study in high-demand fields. 

Computer Science - More than 80 percent of graduates from the SIUE computer science program accepted a job before completing their senior year, with a starting annual salary over $55,000. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts high demand and increasing salaries for computer scientists and software engineers.

Business Administration - With the demand for business administration expected to increase, degrees from SIUE’s AACSB-accredited program prepare graduates for business operations in economic, social, political and legal environments.

Engineering - As one of the top-growing fields, engineering students at SIUE can foster their skills with the expanse of resources provided in the state-of-the-art Engineering Building and new Student Design Center. SIUE has one of the most comprehensive engineering schools in the region, and nearly 100 percent of students receive jobs in the field after graduating.

Fine and Performing Arts - An appreciation for the fundamentals of visual and performing arts is developed within SIUE’s diverse fine arts programs. These programs—art and design, theater and dance, and music—will help develop your skills for a successful career as a creator.

Biology - The Department of Biological Sciences is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in microscopy, physiology, histology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics and toxicology research, and has extensive botanical, and zoological teaching collections, in addition to greenhouse and vivarium facilities for plant and animal research.

Economics - The unique economics curriculum at SIUE provides in-depth study of pricing, data analysis, supply and demand. Specialized courses are offered in money and banking, labor and industrial relations, international economics, public finance, industrial organization, and antitrust policy.

International Studies - International studies at SIUE qualifies graduates for a career in transnational relations. Agencies interested in students from this discipline include the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency. Other possible job titles include foreign service specialist, human rights advocate, teacher of English as a foreign language in international settings, and business consultant in international firms.

Psychology - As one of the most popular majors nationwide, a degree in psychology equips graduates to be psychologists, human resource specialists, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors and more.

Looking for something more specific to your interests? Design your own degree with SIUE’s integrative studies program. You can combine courses from multiple fields of study, in consultation with a professional advisor and faculty mentor, and take responsibility for your education and career planning. 

With a degree from SIUE, students should expect ample preparation for their professional lives.

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