There is an increasing awareness of the economic, political, and social consequences of scientific and technological advancements, as well as an expanding role for science and technology experts in the fields of international security, development, and trade. Expertise in science, technology, and public policy will be essential to help nations, citizens, and industries recognize shared problems and agree on solutions.

Pro Tip: When plotting your career path, consider what type of positions you intend to pursue in the future. With some exceptions, a PhD or technical degree can be required for movement to senior positions in industry. Policymaking positions, on the other hand, may value political, economic, and regional knowledge over technical skills.