A Change in Perspective
"My ‘Introduction to Science and Technology Studies’ class exposed me to the world of STS and changed the way I view almost everything. The realm of STS fascinated me and I was hooked instantly."
Students pursuing the B.S. in Science, Technology & Society 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 Science, Technology & Society major is one of two majors that comprise the Science & Technology Studies program at the College of Arts and Letters. 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.
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 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.