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
- More Natural/Basic Science and Math/Calculus requirements than the STS B.A. major
STS Specialty Requirement
Each STS Major, in consultation with the STS Program Director or your STS Academic Advisor, designs a STS Specialty (at least 4 courses, 12 hours).
- When admitted into the STS program, students must meet with their STS Advisor and obtain approval of their STS Specialty title and selection of courses. The title is to reflect a coherent theme related to Science, Technology, and Society.
- Students will not have advising holds released until the STS Specialty form (and, for B.S. Majors, also the Advanced Science/Technology Requirement form) is/are fully approved and signed.
- At least 2 of the 4 STS Specialty courses must be offered by departments and programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- The STS Specialty includes courses at the 300 and 400 levels and no more than one course at the 200 level. 100-level courses are not permitted in the STS Specialty.
- All Specialty courses must earn a grade of C- or higher.
Search through Registration and Records- make sure to select STS when searching for subject- and 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.