Science, Technology and Society Major

"STSC challenged me to examine the relationships between science and technology, and the material, social, religious, political, and cultural environments in which these practices occur.  This type of thinking and approach, along with the writing and research skills I developed, have been applicable to many aspects of my job and graduate level courses." (2010 grad)
 

Goals of the Science, Technology & Society Major

On completion of the program, an STSC major should be able to:

  • read scientific and historical texts critically, and assess their social, cultural, and political origins and ramifications;
  • identify the social determinants of science and technology in a variety of historical and contemporary contexts;
  • analyze the interplay of historical factors that have resulted in particular scientific and technological outcomes and policies;
  • pursue in-depth research projects using published sources, archival material, and technical and experimental data;
  • analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

STSC REQUIREMENTS & GENERAL INFORMATION

HOW TO BECOME AN STSC MAJOR