As North Dakota’s only polytechnic institution, BSC gives students a unique advantage by providing the hands-on learning that leads to higher wage earning. Specialized programs developed by industry leaders create distinctive majors within five career areas – Agriculture, Cybersecurity, Energy, Health Sciences and Manufacturing/Automation – allow students a pursue a career path they’re passionate about.
BSC students will find flexible pathways to rewarding careers, and work-learn opportunities like internships, professional practice and field experience that ensure they graduate ready to be relevant, invaluable contributors to their workplaces and communities. In addition to traditional undergraduate degrees, students also have opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, certifications, certificates and degrees with apprenticeship options – all of which can be combined to create customized, stackable degrees.
At BSC, students learn through an experiential approach that combines in-depth study with practical, technology-based skills training. This applied learning approach is a unique characteristic of a polytechnic institution—it’s intense and highly technical, but also incredibly rewarding.
As a polytechnic, BSC offers integrated technical degrees that cross disciplines and build upon each other. As they pursue certificates, two- and four-year degrees, students engage in hands-on learning grounded in the principles of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics – readying them to solve complex social, economic and community problems and achieve success in the real world.