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Brief Description of Emphasis Areas

The university’s strategic plan identifies the following eight academic emphasis areas: Advanced Materials, Automotive and Transportation Technology, Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, Family and Community Living, General Education, Information and Communications Technology, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Environment. These areas of focus were identified with faculty involvement as areas where Clemson could build nationally recognized programs, based on existing faculty strength and interest, potential for external funding, and alignment with state workforce needs and economic development priorities.