Science, Technology and Society Program

In today’s increasingly complexifying society, science, medicine, and technology all play critical roles. Wisdom, information, techno-science, and ethics intersect in a great variety of entangled ways and, in so doing, may inform us as we navigate our diverse experiences of the world. You can explore the challenges and dimensions of these roles by focusing your studies on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Union.

This interdisciplinary program 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.

Science, Technology and Society students choose courses from among 18 different disciplines, ranging from anthropology and astronomy to psychology, sociology, computer science, and English. 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 contemporary society and culture.