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, Electrical Engineering Concentration, 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 Sophomore Engineering Transfers: STS Major/Electrical Engineering Concentration

This program of study is suitable for E.E. students desiring to make the transition to a humanities-based orientation of their field. Similar schedules can be constructed for other engineering disciplines.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: 13.5 Credits

Spring Semester: 18.5 Credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 15 Credits

Spring Semester: 13 Credits

  • STS Elective 3 3 Credits
  • STS Elective 4 3 Credits
  • Free Elective 4 4 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 4 3 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 15 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 122