STS Major Curriculum
The STS concentration attracts allows to students to pursue either a B.A. or B.S. in order to better fit their needs. In both degrees you will take:
- STS Core Courses
- STS 214 — Introduction to Science, Technology and Society
- STS 403 — Capstone Course and Seminar in Science, Technology and Society
- You will design your own STS specialty course cluster that addresses a specific theme related to science, technology and society.
- You will choose a course from each breadth group:
- Philosophy of science and ethics
- Assessment and policy
- Other STS courses
For a B.A. in STS, you will take:
- ENG 331, 332 or 333
- A statistics course at the 200 level or above
- An STS elective course at the 300 level or above
- More Humanities, Social Science, and Foreign Language requirements than the STS B.S. major
For a B.S. in STS, you will take:
- ENG 331, 332 or 333
- A statistics course at the 300 level or above
- Advanced Science/Technology Requirement of 15 credit hours: link to B.S. Advanced Science/Technology form which may be downloaded as a PDF and completed online (except for signatures) or by hand.
- More Natural/Basic Science and Math/Calculus requirements than the STS B.A. major
STS Specialty Requirement
In consultation with the STS Program Director or an Academic Advisor, every STS major designs a STS Specialty (at least 4 courses, 12 hours):
- When admitted into the STS program, the STS B.A. or B.S. major meets with an Academic Advisor and obtains approval of a chosen STS Specialty title and related selection of courses. The title and courses are to reflect a coherent theme related to Science, Technology, and Society.
- Students may not have advising holds released until the STS Specialty form (and, for B.S. majors, the Advanced Science/Technology Requirement form) is/are fully approved and signed.
- Minimum of 12 credit hours required. At least two of the STS Specialty courses must be offered by departments or programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS).
- The STS Specialty includes courses typically at the 300 and 400 or higher levels and no more than one course at the 200 level. 100-level courses are not permitted in the STS Specialty.
Each STS Specialty course must earn a grade of C- or higher.
Search through Registration and Records: make sure to select STS when searching for subject, and the Office of Undergraduate Courses and Curricula and Academic Standards to find STS Courses. Also, here is a semester-by-semester plan for STS B.A. and B.S.