About Undergraduate Education
Caltech's nearly 1,000 undergraduate students can choose from 28 options (majors), spread across six academic divisions. Caltech's program not only builds students' expertise in a core area of study and research, but requires a considerable depth and exposure to basic science, humanities, math, and social science overall as the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary research, business, and society require the ability to make connections across disciplines.
About Graduate Education
Caltech's graduate program supports more than 1,200 graduate students—distributed across 30 options (majors)—who are working toward MS and PhD degrees, and in special cases the degree of Engineer. Students collaborate closely with faculty advisors who are among the leading researchers in their fields to expand understand of the universe and invent the technologies of the future.
Institutional Learning Outcomes
The Institute aims for these educational outcomes:
- Graduates can analyze, synthesize, and communicate ideas.
- Graduates demonstrate integrity, personal and professional responsibility, and respect for others.
- Bachelor of Science graduates can identify, analyze, and solve challenging problems within and across science and engineering disciplines.
- Bachelor of Science graduates can apply their analytic skills to other areas of knowledge and understand issues important in our society.
- Master of Science graduates can apply advanced knowledge in a specialized area in preparation for their professional careers.
- Doctor of Philosophy graduates can independently identify, analyze, and solve fundamental research problems with breadth and depth.
Resources to support everything from securing an internship, to pursuing advanced degree programs, to planning a career are provided through the Career Development Center.
Teaching, Learning & Outreach
Learn about best practices in instruction and learning, or get involved with the Institute's K-12 public educational outreach programs through the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Every summer hundreds of undergraduate students have the opportunity to conduct their own research projects under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontiers of their fields.