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Degrees Offered

The Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) offers two master's degrees and an accelerated BA/BS + MS degree. Students may choose from the Master of Science in Science, Technology and Society, or the Master of Science in Environmental Policy, offered in collaboration with the Center for Public Policy. Current Drexel undergraduates have the option of pursuing the Accelerated BA/BS + MS in Science, Technology and Society.

Science, Technology & Society (MS)

Students in Drexel’s Master of Science in Science, Technology and Society investigate the co-production of science and society; that is, the many ways cultural, economic, historical and political contexts influence science, technology and medicine, and how science, technology and medicine influence these contexts. Questioning the taken-for-granted, students hone their skills in humanities and social science research methods to examine the interactions among science, technology, identities and relationships, and how these are rooted in larger structural relationships. Through this program, graduate students explore the impact of new technologies and scientific knowledge, as well as their many social, ethical and legal implications.

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Science, Technology & Society (Accelerated BA/BS + MS)

The Accelerated BA/BS + MS in Science, Technology and Society (STS) is for students who want to challenge themselves — students who appreciate the complexity of world issues and want to enrich and expand their coursework, research and future job opportunities by learning to integrate diverse academic perspectives. By combining graduate-level study with their undergraduate program, motivated students graduate with an MS and BA or BS in just five years. The flexibility offered by the STS curriculum, the opportunity to work more closely alongside research-active faculty, and the training offered in multiple theoretical and research methodologies opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities.

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Science, Technology & Society (Minor)

The minor in Science, Technology and Society (STS) allows students to explore the cultural, ethical, historical, political and institutional dimensions of science, medicine and technology. By taking courses in different disciplines, students will develop a multidisciplinary approach that empowers them to critically analyze the social dimensions of science, medicine and technology.

The Center for STS welcomes students who are newly interested in seeing their field of expertise through a new lens, as well as students who have already begun to question the societal impact of technology and science. Since the minor offers coursework in a variety of disciplines, many students have come to us with more than half of the required credits already completed before declaring the minor. Find out how many courses you have left to make your degree stand out by emailing

Browse through the 2016-17 course offerings across disciplines that count toward the minor (PDF).

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