Students enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) because they are interested in discovering how the work and communication strategies of scientists, technologists, and other professionals affect the social systems in which we partake.
STS majors begin their studies by exploring the theoretical and historical foundations of science and technology as they concern politics, social structure, economics, and culture. During the second and third years, core courses present case studies and practical assignments that build on the fundamentals learned in the first year. Students also select from one of five areas of specialization (see below) and identify a topic for their senior projects. STS majors are continuously developing their abilities to analyze complex information, solve critical problems, and demonstrate their ethical awareness and sense of public responsibility.
STS graduates pursue advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, and other fields. Others move into careers in, for example, environmental management, marketing, and science communication. Still others take positions with government, public policy organizations, or academia