Science, Technology, and Society

Living in the 21st century world is characterized by rapid technological change and uncertainty. Mastering the intricacies of the interrelationships between technology and human systems prepares you for a fast-changing world of work and knowledge. For more information about the Science, Technology and Society concentration, please visit


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Core Courses 6 hours required

STS 101 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society, SB (3) (Credit is given for only STS 304 or 101)


STS 304 Science, Technology and Society, SB (3) (Credit is given for only STS 304 or 101)

STS 110 Global Technology and Development, SB & G (3) (Credit is allowed for only STS 110 or 317)


STS 317 Science, Technology and Global Engagement, SB & G (3)

Electives 12 hours required
The following are examples of courses available, please see your academic advisor for more options.

STS 301 Research Science and Technology Studies, SB (3)

STS 302 Philosophy of Science and Technology, SB (3) (prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours)

STS 303 History of Science and Technology, H (3) (prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours)

STS 305 Science and Social Theory, SB (3)

STS 306 Social Effects of Science and Technology, SB (3)

STS 318 Science, Technology and Government, SB (3)

STS 325 Science, Technology and Public Policy, SB (3)

STS 328 Science, Technology and Culture, SB (3)

STS 329 Cultivating Technology in Newly Industrialized Countries, SB & G (3)

STS 330 Information Technology and Globalization, SB & G (3)

STS 331 Ethical Issues in Science and Technology, SB (3)

STS 332 Seminar: Global Issues in Science and Technology, SB & G (3)

STS 364 Science, Technology and National Security, SB (3) (prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours)

STS 425 Law, Values, and Science and Technology, SB (3)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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