Society, Technology & Policy

Meeting Complex Challenges at the Intersection of Technology and Society

With technological changes taking place rapidly in policy areas such as environment, energy, space, communications, education, and defense, today’s policy makers and analysts must be technically savvy and familiar with tools for social science analysis.

Students focus on these key areas, with the goal of becoming knowledgeable professionals who are qualified to take on the challenges that stem from the merging of technology and society.

As part of the program, students major in social science and complete the equivalent of a minor in a science or engineering discipline of their choice. As graduates, they join the administrative or research staffs of businesses, government departments and agencies, and more—or they go on to pursue graduate degrees.