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Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minor

Effective Winter 2016


Not open to students with a minor in Medical Anthropology or History of Medicine and Health.


Students wishing to pursue a minor in Science, Technology, and Society must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. Please use our LSA online advising system to schedule an appointment with the STS Undergraduate Director.


None for the minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the minor may have course prerequisites.


Minimum Credits: 15

A minimum of 15 credits (and at least 5 courses), to be chosen from the list of approved STS courses.  At least one course must be at the 300 level or above.  Only one course at the 100 level is permitted.

Core course: RCSSCI 275 / HISTORY 285.

Electives. A minimum of 3 courses in a chosen focus track (Science; Technology; Medicine).

Courses on science, technology, and society are offered by many different departments and programs in LSA as well as in other colleges of the university. Only courses specifically approved by the STS Program may be counted toward the minor. There are presently no provisions for exceptions to this rule. An up-to-date list of currently approved courses is available at the STS Program website.


No course may be counted simultaneously toward both STS and any other minor.

Students may not declare the STS minor later than the first week of the first term of their senior year.