In today's increasingly complex society, science, medicine and technology all play critical roles. Wisdom, information, techno-science and ethics intersect and entangle in numerous fascinating ways that inform us as we navigate our diverse experiences of the world.
At Union, you can explore the challenges and dimensions of these roles by focusing your studies on Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture (SMTC).
Offered within the context of a small liberal arts setting, this interdisciplinary program engages students in some of the most pressing issues facing the modern age. It may 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.
You will choose classes from more than 20 different disciplines, ranging from anthropology and classics to mathematics and psychology. Core courses address such topics as the scientific revolution, the philosophy of science, technology and human values, and the sociology of medicine.
SMTC provides solid grounding in any number of disciplines, including education, journalism and healthcare. Many majors go into research and further their studies with advanced degrees in law, medicine and healthcare.
What some of our graduates are doing:
Associate product manager, Hologic, Inc.
Editorial assistant, Springer Nature, NYC
Program and operations coordinator, Community Healthcare Network