Thank you for your interest in the NDSU Engineering & Architecture programs. The process of choosing a major and deciding where to attend college can be a lot of work. Investing energy into this process early will be well worth the effort. Your reward will be a fulfilling educational experience studying in an environment that is a great fit for you.
Over the course of your career, you will invest approximately 100,000 hours into your work life. Ideally, the path you chose will match your strengths, skills, interests, and abilities and will provide you with the necessary challenges that will keep you engaged. Think about the different interests that you have developed over the years and the types of activities that have been rewarding for you. Combine them with the types of problems you enjoy solving and the prospect of which career path will utilize your greatest strengths day in and day out.
Here are some questions to think about that may help you determine if a career in engineering or architecture is good fit for you.
- Do you enjoy solving math and science problems?
- Are you creative with a curiosity and a desire to learn and try new things?
- Do you possess strong problem solving and critical thinking skills?
- Are you someone who enjoys working in a team setting while utilizing your interpersonal and communication skills?
If you answered yes to these questions, a career in engineering or architecture may be for you.
We want you to be successful throughout your career and to do that you will need a solid foundation in which to build upon. At NDSU, you will be challenged right from the start and given opportunities to utilize your creativity, teamwork skills, and ability to think "outside the box." Your job will be to take advantage of these many opportunities through the investing of your time and energy.
We would enjoy an opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss your college selection and what NDSU has to offer. To schedule a campus visit the NDSU Admissions website.