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STEM Gets to the Heart of Problem-Solving

Create change

JWU is known for its interdisciplinary approach to education. Our students collaborate to find solutions to problems across disciplines. Through our STEM programs, you can choose to explore majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to solve every day problems. From our smart homes and devices, to tools that predict economic trends, robotic arms used by surgeons, advanced transportation systems, development of vaccines to keep us healthy — STEM impacts almost everything we need in our world today.

STEM careers are projected to grow more than two times faster than the total for all occupations in the next decade. Employment projections show that jobs in the STEM field are expected to grow 8% by 2029, compared with 3.7% for all occupations.

At JWU, our STEM programs include Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, and Data Analytics, to name a few. Through specialized classes, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations, you’ll gain the skills you need to thrive as a problem solver and change maker.

Featured STEM Programs

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JWU’s interdisciplinary biology curriculum exposes you to chemistry, physics, molecular biology, ecology, and biochemistry — essentials of the future of scientific progress.

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Biomedical Engineering

JWU’s Biomedical Engineering program allows you to apply engineering processes to tackle complex problems in biology and medicine.

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Computer Science

Computer science can mean many things and includes topics such as cloud computing, user interface design (UI), data science, cybersecurity, and more. But one thing remains constant in this industry: the ability to solve problems to improve people’s lives.

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Data Analytics

Data informs every decision we make and drives our choices. At JWU, we can help you harness its power through our data analytics degree. Our interdisciplinary program will give you a strong foundation in mathematics, computer science and communications, with courses in both JWU’s College of Engineering & Design and John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences.

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Economics is a versatile, living and breathing course of study. Every global challenge requires a sound understanding of the economic factors in play. Economics also opens up the worlds of industry, finance, financial markets, business and labor practices, as well as economics at the intersections of law, media and technology.

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Robotics Engineering

The Robotics Engineering bachelor’s degree program provides a broad-based foundation in current and evolving areas of robotics, automation and mechatronics engineering.

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People-centered Design

Discover Integrated Product Design

Integrated Product Design (IPD) prepares students to create new products and services. Today, these typically incorporate physical and digital components and often integrate into broader product ecosystems (think app store). Integrated Product Design prepares students to work in a variety of fields designing these types of products that will help make the world (and how we interface with it) a better place.

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Featured Faculty

Assistant Professor Nicole Urban

Nicole Urban

Nicole Urban, Ph.D., teaches physics courses and Introduction to Life Science. Her research and professional interests include biosensor development for remote monitoring and rehabilitation, increasing access to the understanding of intellectual property for university technology transfer and innovation ventures, and the development of educational products focused on just-on-time remediation of applied mathematics skills.

Meet Associate Professor Urban

Deborah Canning

Deborah Canning

Prior to teaching at JWU, Canning spent 7 years working in Northern California’s tech sector. Deborah is currently on the University Interdisciplinary committee She has taught Multimedia Design, Database Design, Digital Technology, and Foundations in Technology. In addition, she also serves on the University Interdisciplinary Committee.

Meet Instructor Canning

Professor Tom Calabrese

Tom Calabrese

Professor Calabrese, Ph.D., has been at JWU since 2001, where among other things he’s taught courses in computer science and network engineering. A published author, his work includes topics such as information security, network engineering, distributed systems programming and more.

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Professor Qingbin Wang

Qingbin Wang

Associate Professor Wang, Ph.D., is interested in macroeconomics, financial economics and applied econometrics. Since 2015, he has been teaching JWU students by familiarizing their common senses with economic models and analytical tools to help them gain a better understanding of economic concepts and theories.

Meet Associate Professor Wang

Explore Our STEM Programs

Explore our wide range of STEM-focused programs, including Computer Engineering, Digital Marketing & Social Media, Electronics Engineering, Graphic Design, minors and graduate-level degrees.

For International Students: Not all programs listed on this page qualify for extended OPT. Check with Admissions or JWU Global to be certain.


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JWU believes every student should have the tools they need to get a great college education.

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Experiential Education

We connect you to employers and professional development opportunities.

Experiential Education

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Faculty with industry experience

With JWU’s unique approach to education, you work closely with faculty who have expertise in their own unique disciplines.

JWU Faculty