California Institute of Technology - Bachelor's Degree

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.

  • Average Tuition USD 62,904

School Description

Founded as Throop University in 1891 in Pasadena, California, and renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Caltech then took the beaver as its mascot—an homage to nature's engineer.

Bachelor Programs

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Aerospace Engineering

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engineering principles; aircraft/spacecraft systems technology; design and development testing; prototype and operational testing; inspection and maintenance procedures; instrument calibration; test equipment operation and maintenance; and report preparation.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve functional problems in fields like engineering and the applied sciences. The program offers courses that focus on dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, statistical methods, asymptotic methods, and optimization theory.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Biology

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Engineering

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Environmental Engineering

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Humanities

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Molecular Biology

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, evolution, and microbes.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Physics

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Science

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States

    Social Sciences

    USD 43,710 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 3
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 4
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 9
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 4
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 10
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 6

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    Established in 1891

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          • A
            1974-1986, Bachelor of Science

            If you want to get started early learning to be a hard science professor this is the place to go. You should be good at, and really like, STEM subjects. You need to be able to focus and work hard. It's an intense experience and there are lots of interesting people. If you like space stuff, the Jet Propulsion Lab is up the street and takes Techers for summer jobs. From Tech you will learn to read technical literature and apply it to your work.

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            1956-1960, B.S. (with honor)

            I have forgotten most of what I learned at Caltech or it has become obsolete in the 54 years since i graduated. However, the most valuable things I gained from Caltech are the constant demand for critical and analytical thinking that has served me all my life (which is priceless!), and the opportunity to mix with incredible faculty, including many Nobel Prize winners (also priceless!).

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            1964-1965, BSAM

            Simply the best science school in the world