Science, Technology & Society at Stevens


Students pursuing the B.S. in Science, Technology & Society at Stevens Institute of Technology will be at the forefront of developing solutions to the most pressing issues of the 21st century, such as global climate change, sustainable economic growth, the alleviation of poverty and disease, and the uses of artificial intelligence. Scholars in Science, Technology & Society examine the social forces that shape the creation of scientific knowledge and examine the effect that developments in science and technology have on society.


The curriculum for STS includes several core courses, in which students analyze science and technology in broad historical, social, and political contexts; foundational courses in science, mathematics, and engineering; and finally a wide field of advanced topics that allow students to explore case studies and create their own research projects that combine the theoretical and the practical.  


Students with a degree in Science and Technology Studies have the critical thinking and communication skills that prepare them for fields at the intersections of science, technology, and society such as policy-making, journalism, public health, museums, and social entrepreneurs. These students often pursue graduate study in medicine, law, business, information science, public policy, STS, and other related humanistic disciplines. STS majors can also pursue a double-major or double-degree in one of the science or engineering disciplines at Stevens. Such a combination is ideal for leaders who wish to combine a world-class scientific education with a sensitivity to the humanistic implications of their work.


The faculty in CAL's program in Science and Technology Studies bring insights from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, philosophy, sociology, literature, and political science. We have particular strengths in ethics, innovation policy and federal regulation, biology and environmental studies, and computers and information technology. 



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