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Society, Technology & Policy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #701 (QS) Worcester, MA, United States
The Society, Technology & Policy program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute puts you on the cutting edge of global issues where society and technology merge. You will dive into current critical problems like cybersecurity, immigration policies, global health, environmental regulations around waterways, or the political systems in the United States and other countries.
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Key Features

Most importantly, in the Society, Technology & Policy program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute you will learn how to interpret and communicate the complex contemporary policy decisions for scientists and technologists and also technical details for policymakers—a well sought-after skill in today’s job market.

We offer the big-picture view to make you a well-rounded student who might concentrate in areas like law, policy, or history and culture. Our distinct learning culture offers the specialized combination of WPI’s technical and scientific resources, the latest research tools, and expert and engaged faculty to investigate and explain how social science and technology issues impact everything from environmental regulation to public policy.

You’ll work closely with our world-class faculty to determine the best courses for a stand-alone major or to complement another major. You’ll learn how to synthesize social policy with technical materials, so you’ll be literate in things like how policy can help improve cybersecurity, how governments deal with global health challenges, or how policies related to environmental issues can have far-reaching impacts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Society, Technology & Policy major’s course work is broad so you’re technically literate and able to translate complex scientific, policy, and regulatory information to any audience. You’ll take math, science, history, and social science courses, and then focus on a scientific specialty area dedicated to your own interests.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete your application through the Common Application
  • School transcript
  • School counselor letter of recommendation
  • Teacher letter of recommendation (math or science teacher preferred)
  • Submit Test Scores (optional)
  • Personal interviews in support of your application are available on-campus and in a limited number of cities around the world
  • In addition to the regular application process, international (non-immigrant) students must meet certain standards, including proof of English proficiency and financial documentation, to join WPI

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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