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Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture

Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture

In today’s society, science, medicine and technology all play critical roles. You can explore the complexities and dimensions of these roles by focusing your studies on science, medicine and technology in culture.

This interdisciplinary program will be combined with another major and is ideal for science or engineering students who want to place their interests in a social context. It is also an excellent choice for students of the humanities or social sciences who would like to study the social consequences of science and engineering.

"Being part of the SMTC department gives me the opportunity to explore all of my interests simultaneously. For example, I took an anthropology course called Health and Healing in Africa, where we looked at public health on the continent, traditional health practices and global health efforts in the region. I truly appreciate my ability to take these courses, which closely relate to my primary interests in public health."
- Taylor Allen

Science, medicine and technology in culture students choose courses from among 18 different disciplines, ranging from anthropology and astronomy to psychology and sociology. Core courses address such topics as the scientific revolution, the philosophy of science, technology and human values, and the sociology of medicine.

This cross-disciplinary academic program offered within the context of a small liberal arts setting engages students in some of the most pressing issues facing the modern age.