Science Technology and Society Major

Description: A program that focuses on the contemporary social and public policy ramifications of science and technology, the interrelationship of science and engineering with the public policy process, and the social and ethical dimensions of scientific and technological enterprises. Is Science Technology and Society the right major for you?
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Science Technology and Society Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Science, Technology and Society?

The science and technology major is designed for students who do not plan to become scientists, but who enjoy the scientific disciplines and the role they play in society. It appeals to students who have broad interests, who seek an interdisciplinary approach to education, and who want to learn how scientists and engineers influence the world. These students have broad social interests and concerns.

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What Courses Do Science, Technology and Society Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Science, Technology and Society majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Ancient Metaphysics & Natural Philosophy
  • Biomedical and Engineering Ethics
  • History of American Technology
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Science
  • Information Technology and Society
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Technology and American Culture
  • Technology Policy
  • Women in Science and Engineering
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