What is a Comprehensive Polytechnic Education?

In short, it’s being career ready…

A comprehensive polytechnic education combines active and applied learning with a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences and prepares students for careers that respond to industry demands.

 

ELEMENTS OF A POLYTECHNIC EDUCATION

CAREER FOCUSED

DSU offers integrated curriculum that focuses on preparing graduates for careers through internships, cooperative education, clinical experiences and hands-on training. Our four-year, four-award model provides students with on- and off-ramps for specific careers.

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INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

Degree programs are designed through collaboration with industry partners. DSU will be a recognized leader in creating partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations who infuse their expertise into each of our programs.

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ACTIVE AND APPLIED LEARNING

DSU’s “active learning. active life.” approach to education emphasizes the core instructional method of active and applied learning by engaging with real-world problems in real work settings.

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INTEGRATED LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES WITH STEM-INTENSIVE PROGRAMMING

Our comprehensive academic programs offer students basic professional skills while providing a focused set of degree programs in STEM fields.

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Why is DSU adopting a polytechnic focus?

The applied learning, career-focused, collaborative education of a polytechnic model has been successfully adopted by many top-tier schools including but not limited to Oregon Institute of Technology, Florida Tech, Georgia Tech, MIT, and Virginia Tech. A polytechnic institute in St. George, Utah, is a critical step in providing the high-level, hands-on training necessary to prepare the workforce vital for our state and region.

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