May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog 
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog

Science, Technology, and Society Major

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Requirements for the Major

A major in Science, Technology, and Society requires a minimum of 12 courses including senior seminar and thesis.

1. Science and technology practice (science and/or engineering): Four courses

  • One semester of mathematics at the level of first-semester calculus or higher. This requirement may be filled by a comparably advanced course in statistics or principles of computing.
  • One semester of a laboratory science.
  • Three of the courses must be in one field, count toward a major in that field, or be prerequisites to courses that count toward a major in that field.

2. Context and theory: Four courses

     a.  Two historical studies courses from :

     b.  One philosophy of science course from:

     c.  One social science approaches course from:

3.  Concentration: Two courses

  • STS cross-listed courses that relate to the student's focus in science and/or engineering practice,selected with approval of the adviser.

4.  Senior Seminar and Senior Thesis

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