Society, Technology, & Policy
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.
Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Society, Technology, & Policy Graduates
Sample Graduate Schools
Program Tracking Sheets
The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.