Popular degrees offered at top technical schools include the Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University. The California Institute of Technology offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Social Sciences.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduate program by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering focuses on ecology, infrastructure, resources and global systems. Students learn to research, design and develop projects intended to change the world. The program allows students to select subjects that fit their interests, such as environmental microbiology and transportation systems.
Stanford University permits a few of its undergraduate students to acquire coterminal Master of Arts in Education degrees after getting approvals from the students' departments and the Graduate School of Education. These programs focus on incorporating educational theory and practice. Students choose from a variety of specializations, such as International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis.
The Social Sciences program offered by the California Institute of Technology’s Division of Humanities and Social Sciences allows students to conduct research in fields such as economics and political science. The program requires students to learn about microeconomics and American political institutions as well as attend independent research workshops.