Nontraditional Majors

Roam our Campus: Pioneer your Future

The US Department of Labor defines a nontraditional career as any in which one gender has less than 25 percent of the employment. Alfred State is committed to support Perkins Career & Technical Education initiatives to develop students with sharp and versatile minds along with the skills needed to land great careers. Over the years, traditional gender roles have limited the perception of job opportunities; therefore, men and women are often unaware of the variety of alternatives available to them.

Majors for Females
Career Paths

At Alfred State, we encourage undecided students to explore their options. Can a woman succeed in a technical career? You bet! We have a supportive community to help female students thrive and 80 clubs available including those specific for female networking and support.

Art, Architecture, & DesignCreate
Business & ManagementLead
Communication & TeachingShare
Computers & AutomationCompute
Construction & BuildingBuild
Health, Science, & Vet TechHeal
Humanities & Social SciencesRelate
Manufacturing & Engineering TechMake
Mechanic & RepairFix
Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, & MathInnovate
Service & HospitalityServe
Sustainability & the EarthRenew

Majors for Males
Career Paths

Can a male student become a successful nurse or veterinary technician? Absolutely. Faculty advisors and mentors are also available to support students choosing nontraditional careers.

Benefits of Non-traditional Careers

Salaries Many nontraditional careers have higher salaries compared to other occupations that may require the same level of education.
Skills Nontraditional careers often require specialized training, which promotes the development of a unique set of skills that make you more valuable in the workforce.
Equality By breaking down barriers and stereotypes, choosing a non-traditional career may open the door even further for future generations.
Opportunities Nontraditional workers are often joining the workforce in high-growth sectors such as business, computers, healthcare, and science. Many of our degrees have more employers hiring than we have graduates.
Satisfaction Careers chosen for an individual’s personal preferences, strengths, and characteristics tend to increase job satisfaction. Find the job that is right for you.