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Career Pathways

Begin with the End in Mind

For the Undecided Student, the Career Pathways at Concord University encourage exploration of the opportunities available in a large area of interest while staying on track for degree completion. By the end of the first year, students will be prepared to transition into any degree program at CU that falls under their chosen Career Pathway! 

Find out more information about each Career Pathway below:
Arts & Humanities
The Arts & Humanities examine aspects of human society and culture, including history, literature, philosophy, religion and the performing and visual arts. From writing, publishing, editing, archiving, historic preservation, museum curation and direction, and working in schools to acting, direction, arts management, musical theater, graphic design, and advertising, the Humanities offer a wide range of career opportunities and preparation for graduate and professional school, including law. The Arts & Humanities Career Pathway at CU is designed to encourage students to explore these opportunities and choose a degree path that suits their individual interests and skills.
 
The Arts & Humanities Career Pathway will prepare students to transition into any of the following degree programs at CU:
 
Advertising/Graphic Design
Creative Writing
Literature
Professional Writing
History
Music – Interdisciplinary
Studio Art
Theater
 
Business & Communication
The business industry is incredibly diverse and offers a variety of career opportunities. From the more traditional business topics of accounting, finance, management, marketing and advertising, public relations, and hospitality, to more creative business topics like radio, television, web design, advertising design, print media, development and promotion, as well as preparation for graduate and professional school, the possibilities are exciting! The Business Career Pathway at CU is designed to encourage students to explore these possibilities and choose a degree path that suits their individual interests and skills.
 
The Business Career Pathway will prepare students to transition into any of the following degree programs at CU:
 
Advertising/Graphic Design
Accounting
Finance
Management
Marketing
Sports Management
Broadcast Communication
Journalism
Public Relations
Speech Communication
Hospitality
Park & Recreation Management
Tourism Planning & Promotion
 
Education
The field of Education is ideal for individuals who are interested in working with and teaching people. From classroom teaching, school administration, and preparation for graduate and professional school, there are several paths to choose from! The Education Career Pathway at CU is designed to encourage students to explore these possibilities and choose a degree path that suits their individual interests and skills.
 
The Education Career Pathway will prepare students to transition into any of the following degree programs at CU:
 
Education – Elementary K-6
Education – English 5-Adult
Education – General Science 5-Adult
Education – Music PreK-Adult
Education – Social Studies 5-Adult
Education – Special Education Multi-Categorical K-6 and 5-Adult
 
Sciences, Technology, & Health
If you are interested in the Sciences, whether the Biological Sciences (i.e. studying life and living organisms) or Physical Science (i.e. studying inanimate natural objects), or Computer Science, the fields of sciences and technology are incredibly diverse and offer a variety of career opportunities. From working as a lab technician, environmental consultant, pharmaceutical sales representative, state or national park ranger, computer programmer, or software developer to preparing for medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or chiropractic school, the possibilities are exciting! The Sciences & Technology Career Pathway at CU is designed to encourage students to explore these possibilities and choose a degree path that suits their individual interests and skills.
 
The Sciences & Technology Career Pathway will prepare students to transition into any of the following degree programs at CU:
 
Athletic Training
Biology – Molecular
Biology – Organismal & Field
Biology – Pre-Physician Assistant/Physical Therapy
Chemistry – Biochemistry (Pre-Medicine)
Chemistry – Professional Chemistry
Chemistry – Geochemistry
Chemistry – 3+1 Health Sciences (Pre-Pharmacy)
Computer Science
Computer Information Systems
Environmental Geosciences
 
Social Sciences
The social sciences are disciplines concerned with society and relationships among individuals and groups and between humans and the environment, including such fields as political science, psychology, geography and sociology, and prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. From conservation and natural resource management, urban and regional planning, economic development, community and social service work, and mental health work, to working with non-profits or local, state, or the federal government, broadcast meteorology, family services, substance abuse, and preparation for graduate and professional school, there are several paths to choose from! The Social Sciences Career Pathway at CU is designed to encourage students to explore these possibilities and choose a degree path that suits their individual interests and skills.
 
The Social Sciences Career Pathway will prepare students to transition into any of the following degree programs at CU:
 
Criminology
Geography and Geospatial Science
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Social Work
 
Career Pathways Infographic - Begin with the end in mind. Includes a breakdown of what majors are part of each pathway - information that is found further down on this page.
For more information, contact the Academic Success Center at 304.384.3074.