History of Science, Ideas and Innovation (BA)

Leveraging the Polytechnic campus as a hub of innovation, the BA program in the history of science, ideas and innovation provides students with a grounding in the social and intellectual issues central to understanding the role of science, technology and ideas from past to present. This transdisciplinary degree program encourages students to combine coursework in the natural and applied sciences with historical and philosophical approaches to social knowledge. Students majoring or minoring in the history of science, ideas and innovation program graduate with a foundation for advanced work in the humanities, the sciences or in transdisciplinary fields bridging written and technical work.

Degree offered

History of Science, Ideas and Innovation (BA)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career outlook

Graduates of the history of science, ideas and innovation program are prepared for successful careers in a wide range of fields, including science and technical writing, consulting, museum studies, the digital humanities and other fields that benefit from transdisciplinary exchange. Graduates are also prepared to enter advanced programs in history and science as well as law and medical schools.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
History Teachers, Postsecondary10%$66,840
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Security Managers 3.9%$105,060

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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