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Science & Technology Studies Major - Course Checklist

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Prerequisites-NO AP CREDITS ARE ALLOWED TO FULFILL ANY A&S DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

NOTE: All courses used to fulfill major requirements listed below must be taken for a letter grade, which must be a C- or above. One course may not be used to fulfill two major requirements. First-year Writing Seminars will not count as a prerequisite for the major. 

I. Completion of one STS course (any level)

There are no prerequisites, but students should plan to fulfill the science (PBS) and quantitative (MQR) requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences early in their college careers in order to be in a position to take additional science or engineering courses as outlined below. 

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to check the college requirements.

S&TS Course Requirements:

NOTE: All courses used to fulfill major requirements listed below must be taken for a letter grade, which must be a C- or above. One course may not be used to fulfill two major requirements. 

II. Core Course:

  • STS 2011: What Is Science? An Introduction to the Social Studies of Science and Technology (3 credit hours)

III. Three additional 2000 level STS courses

IV. Additional STS courses to total 37 credit hours in the major. Four of these courses must be 3000 level or above, and two must be 4000 level or higher.

V. Additional STS Courses (Additional course(s) chosen from the STS list to total 37 credit hours in the major)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS I, II, III, IV AND V MUST BE AT LEAST 37

VI. Science Requirement:

  • 2 courses in natural sciences or engineering (including computer science) in addition to the science requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences. Choice of these courses should be made in consultation with the student's major advisor