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What can I do with my bachelor of science degree? A look at SLC's Mathematics, Biology and IT programs

Posted By Amy Hanson On June 16, 2017

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Graduates of Silver Lake College are well prepared for the workplace through an integrated liberal arts curriculum that enhances their major and minor studies with foundational career skills like communication, group dynamics, critical thinking and problem solving. SLC’s focus on community ensures that students have the knowledge, tools and support to build a strong academic foundation and a pathway to success. Students in every degree program at Silver Lake College have many opportunities for educational enhancement through co-curricular activities and student life activities.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about the work college opportunity at Silver Lake College — SLC Works? Visit our website and learn what SLC Works is all about!

Here’s a sampling of three of Silver Lake College’s degrees along with what graduates can do with those degrees.

SLC’s Information Science and Technology Program

Demand for technologists has skyrocketed over the past decade. Students with a degree in Information Science and Technology graduate to varied careers in the tech industry.

Common roles include positions as:

  • Software developers
  • Web developers
  • Project managers
  • Computer support specialists

Employment in the tech field is expected to add 488,500 new jobs between 2014 and 2024.

If you are interested in a career in the tech industry, Silver Lake College’s B.S. in Information Science and Technology can prepare you as a valuable asset to potential employers.

Within the major, SLC offers several different concentrations:

  • Students who pursue a concentration in Computer Science study the programming languages and algorithms behind the software we use today.
  • Those in the Information Systems concentration develop skills to manage and support complex corporate computer systems.
  • Students pursuing a concentration in Web Publishing learn how to design, develop, and launch websites.
  • Students who pursue a concentration in Technology Support are prepared for careers providing hardware and software assistance.

SLC’s Mathematics  Program

Mathematics degree programs, like Silver Lake College’s mathematics program, help students build their skills in a variety of specialties: theoretical or applied mathematics, statistics or actuarial mathematics.

Degree holders can seek jobs in:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Teaching
  • Research

In 2016, math occupations had a median annual wage of $81,750.

If you have an interest in math, Silver Lake College’ Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program is designed to facilitate the growth of students and provide a learning environment that strengthens the skill level of all students.

SLC’s Biology and Natural Sciences Program

If you’re wondering what you can do with a degree in biology, here are a few common roles held by biology professionals (and their median salaries):

Growth in employment in all of these occupations is higher than average, particularly in the education sector. Speaking of education, many majors in these fields also choose to pursue additional schooling in graduate or professional degree programs in order to advance their careers and job possibilities.

If you have an interest in biology or the natural world, a degree in Silver Lake College’s Biology and Natural Science department opens up a world of opportunities in both health and environmental-related fields.

SLC’s Work College Model

These are just a few majors and careers that come with a liberal arts education at Silver Lake College. In addition to our academic programs, SLC is also the first Catholic college in the United States to adopt the Work College model, called SLC Works. The program incorporates practical experience and work opportunities into each student’s schedule, and we are focused on ensuring that each student has relevant job experience before they graduate.

Silver Lake College takes its role as a stepping stone for students into successful post-collegiate careers seriously. If you’re interested in learning more about the school, our majors, or SLC Works – feel free to contact our friendly admissions team at (800) 236-4752, ext. 175 or admslc@sl.edu.

We hope that understanding the difference between these two programs will guide you in your college and financial aid decisions. Check out this free helpful guide to learn more about the Work College model and SLC works.

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About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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