While some of our graduates become scientists and doctors, the goal of the major is to create informed leaders who can engage with technology and take informed, ethical actions for the benefit of their companies and organizations, their countries and the world.
The major does this by helping its students:
complete a challenging introductory course that sets the stage for the major,
study in depth issues in one of the major’s four concentrations,
understand scientific methods, gain the confidence to work directly with science and technology scholarship, and round out a liberal arts education through a set of science, computer science and quantitative methods courses. STIA is the only major in SFS to require science courses. And,
apply in everything they do the liberal arts training, ethical approaches, language requirements, and international perspectives from the regular core curriculum of the School of Foreign.