Science, Technology, and Society

What You'll Study

The Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary framework through which to understand the complex interactions of science, technology and the social world. After working through a common core of courses drawn from the social sciences, the humanities, the natural and physical sciences and engineering, students pursue coursework in one of five specialized areas:

  • Communication and Media
  • Innovation and Organization
  • Nature and Environment
  • Life Sciences and Health
  • Politics and Policy

Students may also undertake research in affiliated laboratories and through the honors program. All students complete a capstone project, either by taking a senior capstone seminar (STS 200) or by applying for and completing an honors thesis. Students must demonstrate mastery in at least one field from within the humanities or social sciences and at least one field from within the sciences or engineering. Majors may declare either a B.A. or a B.S. degree (see the specific requirements for each degree).

Degrees Offered: