Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the School of Engineering, you must complete 120 credits, distributed by the following requirements:

  • General education (40 credits)
  • Technology/science (40 credits)
  • STS (40 credits)

You may also earn a minor in Science and Technology Studies or double major.

General Education Requirement (40 Credits)

Humanities and Social Science General Education

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the College Essay, Credits: 4.00
EXPOS-UA 2 Advanced College Writing, Credits: 4.00
18 credits from any of the HuSS clusters, which must include:
  • One level 3 HuSS course
  • One HuSS writing-intensive course, which is marked by a “W” in the course title

Free Electives (32 credits)

One general tech elective
One general math elective
Two general science electives

Technology/Science Requirement (40 credits)

You must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the following group of courses:

Introduction to Engineering (4 credits)

EG 1001 Engineering and Technology Forum, Credits: 1.00

Technology/Science Electives

You must earn 24 credits from any of the following fields (at least 15 of these credits must be from the same field, unless otherwise indicated by minor requirements specific to a given department and approved by the adviser): biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics.

Please note: some students substitute EG 1003 for a different science course, following the practice of the department that regulates their Technology/Science concentration. For instance, students on a premed track often substitute CM 1004 for EG 1003, as is the practice for BMS majors.

STS Requirement (40 credits)

You must pass each of the following with a minimum of a C.

Core (12 credits)

STS 1002 Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
STS 2004/W Science, Technology and Society
STS 3004/W Seminar in Science and Technology Studies
STS 4002 Capstone Project

Restricted Electives (28 credits)

8 courses from the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) cluster of Humanities and Social Sciences courses, excluding those taken to fulfill the Core Requirement above. These courses include the STS-prefixed courses as well as those listed under the STS Cluster for the Department of Technology, Culture and Society.

Please click here for descriptions of the courses listed above.

STS Minor

This minor is open to all majors and is composed of 15 credits consisting of:

  • One of the core courses in STS (must be taken at the School of Engineering):
    • STS 2004/W Science, Technology and Society
    • STS 3004/W Seminar in Science and Technology Studies
  • 12 credits satisfied by courses chosen from the STS electives list (1 course must be taken at the School of Engineering)