STIA students are strongly encouraged to develop a deeper background in science and technology through additional coursework related to your foundational sequence of science courses. One option is the completion of the courses equivalent to a science minor or other structured sets of course work such as Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, or CyberCorps. Students who wish to combine a STIA major with any complementary program with structured course requirements should discuss their plans with the STIA Curricular Dean for assistance in course planning. These programs complement the STIA experience but require careful planning.
Georgetown University offers a 3-2 Combined Plan joint degree in partnership with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. Columbia’s program, the first dual-degree engineering program instituted in the United States, is designed to provide students with the opportunity to receive both a B.A. (or other bachelor’s) degree from Georgetown and a B.S. degree from Columbia Engineering in five years.
For STIA majors who decide to concurrently pursue a science minor in Georgetown College, up to two of the required STIA science fundamentals courses can count as co-requirements for the STIA major and instead count towards the science minor. Only minors in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics are eligible. For more information see the associated minor webpages administered through Georgetown College.
Accelerated Master’s Programs in SFS
Several SFS master’s programs offer an accelerated master’s degree option for currently enrolled undergraduate students. Please contact the programs for more details.
STIA students are strongly encouraged to spend meaningful time abroad. STIA requirements mean that coursework should be carefully planned so students are encouraged to speak early and often with their STIA faculty adviser and the STIA Curricular Dean to plan coursework and discuss the most relevant opportunities to spend time abroad.