2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jun 21, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science and Technology Studies Minor

The minor in STS requires 15 credits consisting of:

2. Elective Requirements:

Remaining credit requirements (12 credits) must be satisfied by courses chosen from the STS electives list.


Requirement 1 and one of the STS electives (requirement 2) must be taken at SOE; the remaining elective requirements may be met with appropriate transfer credits.

The minor in STS is open to all majors. For engineering or natural science majors, benefits of an STS minor include:

  • An understanding of the conceptual, historical, and cultural foundations of their major field.
  • A rigorous humanistic education essential to the practice of science and engineering in our global society.
  • Writing and communication skills that employers seek.

For other majors, benefits of an STS minor include:

  • Exposure to key subjects in science and engineering fields and their impact on society, at a broad conceptual, yet nontrivial, level.
  • An appreciation of the problem-solving techniques and practices that scientists and engineers engage in.
  • Critical reasoning and analytical skills that employers seek.

Contact Information:

Departmental Adviser: Christopher Leslie