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Science, Technology and Society (STS)

Learn the myriad ways in which science and technology shape and influence the modern world.

Program Overview

The only one of its kind in North Carolina, our program will help you understand the connections among science, technology, economics, domestic policy, international relations, the environment, health and medicine, and other crucial areas.

Our students examine how science and technology emerge, how they engage with society, how they change through social processes and how society changes under their influence.

Our program aims to help you:

  • Develop critical thinking and research skills — and relate them to global problems.
  • Explore complex topics from multiple perspectives.
  • Learn key science, technology and society (STS) concepts, literature, methods and approaches.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Our graduates enjoy careers in information technology, broadcast media, government, environmental protection and more.

STS Alumni Tyler Dukes

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Rolf Buchdahl Symposium

The Rolf Buchdahl Symposium brings a guest lecturer to NC State each year to speak on issues that intersect at science, technology and human values.