2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science and Technology Studies, 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 STS-prefixed courses 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 STS Major, Tech/Sci Concentration Undefined


First Year


Fall Semester: 15 Credits


Spring Semester: 14 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester: 17 Credits


Spring Semester: 16 Credits


  • STS Elective 2 3 Credits
  • STS Elective 3 3 Credits
  • Tech/Sci Elective 3 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 2 3 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 2 3 Credits

Junior Year


Fall Semester: 16 Credits


Spring Semester: 14 Credits


  • STS Elective 6 3 Credits
  • Free Elective 3 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 4 4 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 4 3 Credits

Senior Year


Fall Semester: 14 Credits


  • STS Elective 7 3 Credits
  • Tech/Sci Elective 5 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 5 4 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 5 3 Credits

Spring Semester: 14 Credits


  • STS 4014 Capstone Project 4 Credits
  • STS Elective 8 3 Credits
  • Tech/Sci Elective 6 4 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 6 3 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 120


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