Apr 05, 2020
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
- EW 1013 and EW 1023 - Writing the Essay and the Advanced College Essay
- 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
- Computer Science
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 History and Philosophy of Physics: STS Major/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.)
Fall Semester: 15 Credits
Spring Semester: 13 Credits
Fall Semester: 15.5 Credits
Spring Semester: 13.5 Credits
Fall Semester: 17 Credits
Spring Semester: 18 Credits
Fall Semester: 14 Credits
Spring Semester: 14 Credits
Total credits required for the degree: 120