Program in Science, Technology and Society

Undergraduate Concentration

Science, Technology and Society (STS) is an interdisciplinary concentration that examines the processes of scientific discovery and the establishment of scientific policies and systems of belief from historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological perspectives. 

Concentrators in Science, Technology and Society (STS) analyze the practices, norms, and values that reflect and shape our deepest convictions about what is considered "science." Students select courses in the physical sciences, life and environmental sciences, or mathematics and design their own thematic track (examples include the history and philosophy of science; gender and science; race, science and ethnicity; health and medicine; environment and society; or they may create their own independent focus). Science and Society prepares students to follow, guide, and shape scientific knowledge as it travels from the laboratory into the public arena.

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Talk to a Concentrator

If you don't know any current Science, Technology and Society (STS) concentrators, email Professor Xan Chacko to put you in touch with someone who might be studying something linked to your interests. The people who know the program best are the people who are in it.

How to Declare

Students should contact Xan Chacko, Director of Undergraduate Studies in STS, for more information on the concentration and how to declare.

To declare a Science, Technology and Society concentration, visit ASK: Advising Sidekick.