“This was a real learning experience. None of us had ever seen this level of poverty; Pine Ridge is one of the poorest communities in the western hemisphere. It gave us perspective. This experience will stay with me forever. I take for granted how much I have. An elder said to us, ‘We’re not wealthy in terms of money, but we’re rich in culture and heritage.’ I’ll use that in my teaching someday.”— Service Learning Experience, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Jason Dore,
Our academic programs speak to the needs of today’s society. Combining intellectual rigor with experiential training, we’ll prepare you to excel in a competitive job market and throughout your life. With more than 100 programs to choose from in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Education—including unique programs like Art Therapy, Art Education, and Therapeutic Recreation and options in growing fields such as Forensic Science, Sport Management and an MPA in Criminal Justice—we’ll help you find the one that fits your needs and interests.
Enrich your college experience and develop leadership skills by participating in over 40 student clubs, a wide range of service learning opportunities, NCAA Division II athletics, and a variety of intramural and club sports. Whether your interests are in sports, the performing arts, campus ministry, radio, publishing, or student government, there is a place for you.
Our Division II teams include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross-country, women’s field hockey, men’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s triathlon. We also added sprint football and eSports this past year. Student-athletes build determination and sportsmanship while developing critical life skills such as leadership and personal discipline. For more information, visit stac.edu/athletics.
Ready to launch
From internships and virtual career fairs to etiquette seminars, résumé-building workshops, and mock interviews, we provide you with real-world perspective of life in the field. We give you the tools to build your confidence and help you develop into a polished job candidate. Whatever career you choose, we will prepare you to enter tomorrow’s workforce.
Our students are presenting at international conferences, Forensic Science majors are interning with law enforcement to investigate crimes, Biology students are conducting research in state-of-the-art labs, and future educators are working with faculty to enrich education through digital literacy and 3D gaming. Our students take alternative spring break trips to build homes in Nicaragua or travel to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to provide support to one of the nation’s poorest areas.
Life-changing experiences like these will enrich your college years and allow you to explore career possibilities, making you a more attractive job candidate.
Your next step
Start your educational adventure today! Our admission team will walk you through the process from application through enrollment. Learn more at stac.edu/admissions.
We encourage you to schedule a campus visit to experience STAC firsthand. Check out our schedule at stac.edu/visit.