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Learning Objectives

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program is predicated on the idea that a full understanding of the character and cultural significance of science and technology requires an interdisciplinary approach involving training in science along with scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

Majors in Science, Technology, and Society will:

Understand knowledge-making practices within the disciplines of science, and experience those practices directly through laboratory sciences, mathematics, and/or engineering;

Examine science and technology as social institutions, and explore the theories, concepts, and methods one encounters in doing so;

Develop individual interests, through a thesis or research paper, that engage a technological controversy, policy problem, or application; or seek comparable intellectual depth in a cognate discipline such as philosophy or anthropology;

Be well prepared for graduate work and future careers in the health sciences, science writing and communication, design and engineering, public policy and environmental studies, law, or academia.