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Science & Technology Studies Minor




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Minor in Science & Technology Studies

The undergraduate minor in Science & Technology Studies (S&TS) is designed for students who wish to engage in a systematic, interdisciplinary exploration of the role of science and technology in modern societies. The minor is intended for students with varied academic interests and career goals. Majors in the natural sciences and engineering have an opportunity to explore the social, political, and ethical implications of their selected fields of specialization, while students majoring in the humanities and social sciences have a chance to study the processes, products and impacts of science and technology from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

To satisfy the requirements for the S&TS minor, students must complete, with a letter grade of C- or above, a minimum of four courses, totaling 15 credits, selected from the course offerings listed for the major, excluding first-year writing seminars. The four courses must include one, 2000 level S&TS course and at least one course at the 3000 or 4000 level. No more than one course can be at the 1000 level. Students must apply by the end of week 3 in their final semester and declare the minor by the end of week 7 in their final semester.  Interested students may obtain further information about courses and a list of course descriptions by contacting the S&TS undergraduate office, 303 Morrill Hall (607-255-3810).

S&TS Minor Information

S&TS Minor Application

Contact Information

Sara Hatfield
Dept of Science & Technology Studies
303C Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
Telephone: (607) 255-6234

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Professor Rachel Prentice (