2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    May 18, 2024  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science and Technology Studies, Applied Physics Minor, B.S.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

STS majors take 120 credits, divided into four parts:

1. General Education Requirement: 40 Credits

(a) Texts, Communication and Social Thought Requirement: 2 courses, 8 Credits

  1. EXPOS-UA 1  and EXPOS-UA 2  - Writing the Essay and the Advanced College Essay

(b) Free Electives Requirement: 32 Credits

2. Technology/Science Requirement: 40 Credits

The minimum cumulative GPA for this requirement must be 3.0.

(a) Innovation and Problem Solving Requirement: 5 Credits

(b) Technology/Science Electives: 35 Credits

35 Technology/Science credits taken from any of the following general fields, at least 15 credits of which must be from the same field (unless otherwise indicated by minor requirements specific to a given department and/or approved by the adviser).

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Physics

3. STS Requirement: 40 Credits

Each class must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

(b) Restricted Electives: 24 Credits

6 courses from the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) cluster of Humanities and Social Sciences courses (excluding those taken to fulfill the Core Requirement 3a). These courses include STS-prefixed courses as well as those listed under the STS Cluster in the Humanities and Social Sciences Electives List .

Typical Course of Study for History and Philosophy of Physics: STS Major/Applied Physics Minor

This program of study is suitable for students with interests in the historical and philosophical foundations of modern physics. (Other physics concentration variants need not reflect the choice of STS electives made below.)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: 15.5 Credits

Spring Semester: 14 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: 15.5 Credits

Spring Semester: 13.5 Credits

Junior Year

Spring Semester: 18 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 14 Credits

Spring Semester: 14 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 122