Science, Technology and Society: Information and Organizations, BA

Science, Technology & Society (STSC) examines the social contexts in which science and technology occur, the organizations of people and things that make up science and technology systems, and the social and cultural consequences of scientific and technological change over time. In a wide array of courses, STSC majors explore the relationship between scientific knowledge, technological innovations, technological systems, and society past and present.

This program equips students with sophisticated critical faculties, multidisciplinary skills and wide knowledge that enables our graduates to go into business, law, government, journalism, research, and education.  STSC provides a foundation for citizenship in a globalizing, diversifying world with rapid technological and scientific change.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Core Courses
STSC 001Emergence of Modern Science1
or STSC 003 Technology & Society
Select any one of the following:1
The History of the Information Age
Environment anbd Society
Science Technology and War
Or
Emergence of Modern Science
and Technology & Society
STSC Electives
Select 7 course units in STSC electives 27
Information & Organizations
Select 4 course units in Information Technologies & Organizations Concentration courses 34
Capstone Research Requirement
Select 1 course unit of 400-level STSC Research Seminar1
Total Course Units34
1

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.

2

See the STSC website for a list of pre-approved courses.

3

See the STSC website for a list of pre-approved courses.

Honors

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and 3.0 overall.

STSC 400Undergraduate Seminar in Science Technology and Society1
STSC 498Honors Thesis1

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.