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The College for Creative Studies, in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) listing of programs designated as STEM, offer the following degree programs that align with the requirements needed for graduates to be eligible for a F-1 Visa STEM OPT extension.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) STEM designated academic program listing was last updated in 2023.

To learn more about the STEM OPT extension and other employment and training designations and processes for international students, please visit the Practical Training and Employment webpage.

STEM-Designated Program List

CCS Academic Program Degree Level CIP Code
Color and Materials Design MFA, MA 50.0499
Communication Design BFA 11.0801
Design for Sustainability (Fall 2025) MFA, MA 03.0103
Entertainment Arts: Animation, Concept Design and Game Design BFA 10.0304
Transportation Design BFA, MA, MFA (All corresponding year tracks for MA & MFA) 15.1301
User Experience Design MFA, MA 30.3101