I have really enjoyed all the STS courses, as they have challenged me and made me think outside one specific subject. This major has allowed me to take all sorts of courses, ranging from the Philosophy of Science to Environmental Forensics."
-Sam Widschwenter '23
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.
Offered within the context of a small liberal arts setting, the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Progam 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.