Explore the social forces shaping the creation of knowledge and examine how breakthroughs in science and technology affect society.

Students pursuing the B.S. in STS 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. The curriculum 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.

STS majors often pursue a double major 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.

STS students have the critical thinking and communication skills that prepare them for fields at the intersections of science, technology, and society such as medicine, law, public policy, journalism, public health, business, information science and academia.

Careers in Science, Technology & Society

Here are some examples of where recent Science, Technology & Society majors started their careers:

Medical Scribe, Scribe America

Editorial Content Analyst, Thomas Publishing

Graduate Student in Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Medical Student, St. George Medical School

Graduate Student in Applied Psychology, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences

Citelum North America

Graduate Student in Climate and Society Program, Columbia University

Research Assistant, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Research (DFR) Lab

Chatting with Professors

John Horgan, science journalist and director of the Center for Science Writings, recently sat down with members of the Science, Technology and Society faculty to learn more about their work, both in and out of the classroom.

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