2011-2013 Catalog (without addenda) 
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2011-2013 Catalog (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science and Technology Studies, BMS Concentration, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

STS majors take 120 credits, divided into four parts:

1. General Education Requirement: 40 Credits

(a) Humanities and Social Sciences General Education Requirement: 8 Courses, 24 Credits

  1. EW 1013  and EW 1023  - Writing the Essay and the Advanced College Essay
  2. Six courses from any of the Humanities and Social Sciences clusters , at least one at Level 3 and at least one Writing Intensive.

(b) University General Education Requirement: 16 Credits

  • General Tech Elective
  • General Math Elective
  • General Science Elective 1
  • General Science Elective 2

2. Technology/Science Requirement: 28 Credits

The minimum cumulative GPA for this requirement must be 3.0.

(a) Introduction to Engineering: 4 Credits

(b) Technology/Science Electives: 24 Credits

24 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
  • Physics

3. STS Requirement: 34 Credits

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

(b) Restricted Electives: 24 Credits

8 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 the STS-prefixed courses listed below as well as those listed under the STS Cluster in the Humanities and Social Sciences Electives List .

4. Free Electives Requirement: 18 Credits

Typical Course of Study For Biotechnology and Society: STS Major/BMS Concentration

This program of study is suitable for students with interests in the ethical and societal implications of biotechnology and related fields.

(Other BMS concentration variants need not reflect the choice of STS electives made below.)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: 15 Credits

Spring Semester: 14 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: 13 Credits

Spring Semester: 17 Credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 16 Credits

Spring Semester: 13 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 17 Credits

Spring Semester: 14 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 120

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