Science, Technology and Society (BS)

Questions surrounding the interaction of science, technology and human systems are highly transdisciplinary and cultural, requiring analytical techniques that transcend space and time. Thus, the BS program in science, technology and society stresses the need to step outside both disciplinary and cultural boxes in pursuit of knowledge. Accordingly, the program is heavy on cultural and information literacy and critical thinking. The primary goal is to produce generalists who understand the intricate interrelationship of science, technology and society and who are armed with the technical skills to change their environment. The following three tracks are available:

  • general science, technology and society
  • global technology and development
  • science, technology and governance

Students may use the general science, technology and society track to design targeted programs of their choosing, including premed and prelaw.

Degree offered

Science, Technology and Society (BS)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of


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Career outlook

The bachelor's degree program in science, technology and society prepares professionals and scholars for careers in the 21st century world focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the interaction of science and technology with human systems. The program focuses on the development of the technical skills required to audit social, political and policy impacts of technological advancement and the competence required to navigate questions surrounding the future trajectory of science and technology. Graduates are prepared for graduate or professional study or professional careers as:

  • commercial and industrial designers
  • compliance managers
  • environmental restoration planners
  • public relations specialists
  • recycling coordinators
  • regulatory affairs specialists
  • sales representatives (wholesale, manufacturing, technical, scientific products)
  • sustainability specialists
  • training and development specialists
  • transportation planners
  • urban and regional planners

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