Career Clusters

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Not sure what program you want to major in?

No worries. You are not alone. Up to 80 percent of college students admit they are uncertain about what they want to major in, even if they have declared a major.

At UW-Stout, we have a variety of ways to help make your search easier. In addition to receiving assistance from your academic advisor, we also have an optional Seminar in Career Exploration course (1 credit) you can take to explore different career outcomes and the pathways that will lead you to them.

Browse Our Majors

To further help you streamline your exploration, you can easily browse our majors by visiting any of our six career clusters. Our clusters reflect groups of majors that lead to careers with parallel skillsets or interest areas and are similar to the clusters you may have learned about through other career exploration activities provided by guidance counselors, career counselors, or even by visiting the Department of Labor website, O*Net.

Career Focus and Real-World Experience

As early as their freshman year, our students are immersed in a career-focused and applied-learning education where they:

  • Participate in our Cooperative Education and Internship Program.
  • Engage in undergraduate research.
  • Benefit from strong industry ties with opportunities for project-based learning.
  • Meet with employers recruiting for co-ops, internships, and full-time professional positions.
  • Attend one of the largest career conferences in the Midwest.

2020-2021 First Destination Reports by Career Cluster

Explore career outcomes organized by our six career clusters. Discover program-specific employment rates and average salaries, as well as sample employers and job titles.


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