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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
Free Electives (32 credits)

Technology/Science Requirement (40 credits)

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

EG 1001 Introduction to Engineering and Design, Credits:1.00 
MA 1024 Calculus I for Engineers. Credits: 4.00 (or equivalent math course)

Technology/Science Electives

You must earn 39 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.

STS Minor

This minor is open to all majors and is composed of 16 credits:

  • One of the core courses in STS (must be taken at the School of Engineering):
  • 12 credits satisfied by courses chosen from the STS electives list (1 course must be taken at the School of Engineering)