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Science, Technology & Society

Major Requirements

The major in Science, Technology and Society consists of 30 hours of STS courses, plus 15 hours of courses in science or technology disciplines.  STS majors are exempt from the Social World area of inquiry in the Core Curriculum.

STS Courses

A major in Science, Technology and Society must complete 30 hours of STS courses. Of these hours, majors must complete 12 credit hours of STS courses. Students must complete ST200 Introduction to Science Studies and ST205  Science and Society Speakers Series.  ST205 is a one credit course offered each semester that must be completed three times for a total of 3 credits before graduation.  Further, majors must complete two courses from the following:  ST310 Social Studies of Science and Technology, ST320 Philosophy of Science, or ST330 Language, Rhetoric and Science.

The remaining 18 credit hours for the major must be selected from STS elective courses from various departments.   Of these 18 credits, 12 must be at the 300 level or above.  A total of no more than three hours of independent study or internship credit can be used to satisfy this requirement.  Additionally, no more than one research methods course may count toward this requirement. 

Science/Technology Courses

The 15 hours of science or technology courses are not understood to be part of the STS major, and as such they may be counted towards other requirements--such as towards a minor or major in a science and technology discipline.


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Director: Dr. Carmen Salsbury
Administrative Assistant: Holly Zimbelman