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Degrees Offered

The Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS) offers a Master of Science in Science, Technology and Society. Current Drexel undergraduates have the option of pursuing a minor in Science, Technology and Society or 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 pursuing this minor, students will develop an interdisciplinary 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. Courses include SCTS 101 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society (STS) as well as courses on addiction, artificial intelligence, medical practice, and technology innovation and social justice. 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. Please check with the Center Administrator to find out how close you are to completing the minor in STS. For more information please contact Dorian Adams at dma34@drexel.edu.

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Prospective Student Inquiries

Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Director of Recruiting Kelly Schimpf

Kelly Schimpf
Director of Recruitment
College of Arts of Sciences
3250 Chestnut Street
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.571.4536
kelly.a.schimpf@drexel.edu