Now more than ever, science and technology are at the heart of international affairs. The Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) major equips students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to engage with these challenges and opportunities. STIA students follow the regular SFS core curriculum, complete a lab science sequence, and develop an in depth understanding of a technical area as a concentration. The STIA major can also facilitate pre-medicine and pre-engineering programs.
Some of our graduates become scientists and doctors. However, the goal of the major is to create technically informed leaders who engage in some of the most pressing political, social, and ethical issues at the interface of science, technology, and international affairs for the benefit of their organizations, countries, and the world.
STIA majors will:
• complete a challenging introductory course to build a foundation
• understand the theory and practice of science through a laboratory-based science sequence
• develop expertise in an area of concentration
• integrate science into the SFS’s core foundation in the liberal arts, ethics, language, and international understanding.
The STIA major is administered by the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program.