2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science and Technology Studies, Computer Science Minor, 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 Computation, Society, and the Internet: STS Major/Computer Science Minor


This program of study combines substantial training in computer science with the history and societal implications of digital media technology. (Other CS minor variants need not reflect the choice of STS electives made below.)

Freshman Year


Spring Semester: 14 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester: 17 Credits


Spring Semester: 14 Credits


Junior Year


Spring Semester: 13 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester: 17 Credits


Spring Semester: 14 Credits


  • STS 4014 Capstone Project 4 Credits
  • General Science Elective 2 4 Credits
  • Free Elective 6 3 Credits
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Elective 6 3 Credits

Total credits required for the degree: 120


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