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Step outside the textbook and get real experience. CAST academics are dynamic, interactive, and inspiring.

Learning is different here.

The best learning happens when you’re part of the action. Here’s what you can expect to do when you’re part of our programs.

  • Participate in real projects that affect society

  • Face challenges head on and develop solutions that make a difference

  • Develop skills that employers want

  • Get real experience with internships and study abroad

  • Make an impact on your community through civic learning

  • Work with all the tools and technology used by the pros

We’re laser focused on your future.

Whether it's a career, grad school or some other journey, our academic programs prepare you for your next step.

  • Student and professor on a lab section

    Relevant Curriculum

    We work directly with professionals in the field on what to teach in the classroom. This ensures you develop in-demand skills and get meaningful experience.

  • Professor lecturing class.

    Expert Faculty

    CAST faculty strike the perfect balance between academics and the professional world. Their knowledge and expertise give you a solid academic foundation and insight into your future possibilities.

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Realistic Facilities

CAST labs, classrooms, and other workspaces closely match the atmosphere of your future career.

Student cooking on a class.
University Farm building.
Students working on the Meat Science Lab.
Students using the Bod Pod on the Physiology Lab.
Student working on a project in a classroom.

Our affiliates also offer you a unique space to learn and get real experience. Explore your opportunities

Start visualizing your future.

There’s a lot you can study in CAST and there’s a lot you can do with a CAST degree.

  • David Tsurusaki

    An exciting career in racing

    David Tsurusaki '82 | Technology
    Retired Global Motorsports Technology Manager
    ExxonMobil - St. Paul, MN

    Get to know David

  • Nicole Eisenrich

    Keeping people safe on the job

    Nicole Eisenrich '06 | Health Sciences
    Senior Risk Control Consultant and Area Vice President
    Gallagher - Schaumburg, IL

    Get to know Nicole

  • J.J. Thompson

    Ensuring justice is served

    Brig. Gen. J.J. Thompson ’93 | Criminal Justice Sciences
    Chief Defense Counsel
    Office of Military Commissions - Fort Belvoir, Virginia

    Get to know J.J.

  • Nick Frangella

    Living the dream at Wrigley Field

    Nick Frangella '04 | Kinesiology and Recreation

    Head Athletic Trainer
    Chicago Cubs - Chicago, IL

    Get to know Nick

We’ll set you up for success.

  • Job Experience

    You’ll get to experience life as a professional before you earn your degree. Most of our programs come with an internship requirement.

  • Career Placement

    We’ll help you find your dream job. We have an extensive alumni network and strong connections to professionals in the field.

  • Transferrable Skills

    No matter where your path leads, you’ll have the skills that can apply to any job.

Get Financial Support

We offer scholarships to help you achieve your goals.

Learn more about CAST scholarships