What will I learn?

The Bachelor’s of Science in Science, Technology and Society (BS-STS) offers a liberal arts education for our technological era. The BS-STS major explores the impact of science and technology by examining the values, language, history, politics, and economics of modern technological society.

Program Objectives

The Science, Technology and Society B.S. program prepares students to integrate science and technology with the humanities and social sciences. We expect that, as a student and/or graduate of the Science, Technology and Society program, you will:

Be informed. Learn the widest sense of how science and technology have transformed society, for better or worse.

Be a leader. Students will be able to achieve a total view of the actual and potential effect of transformations in society to be able to take charge of the introduction and management of any scientific/technological innovations.

Be a team player. Students demonstrate accuracy and efficiency in group setting, including working well in traditional and digital environments.

Be a researcher. Students will establish competency in drawing research conclusions, particularly in STS-related fields of policy, economics, and culture.

Be a communicator. Students will employ a variety of research techniques, both traditional and digital, to inform analysis, presentation, and implementation. Articulate ideas lucidly through traditional forms of print and new forms of digital literacy.

Learning Outcomes

Through its multidisciplinary approach, the Science, Technology and Society (STS) major explores the interrelated worlds of the scientist, artist, engineer, politician, and citizen. Furthermore, the global, multicultural, and environmental perspective of STS develops ethical awareness and public responsibility. The program is designed to accommodate both single and double majors and makes for an especially effective complement to the more customary programs characteristic of an engineering and applied science university.

We specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes:

Fully Informed: The student demonstrates a wide and many-sided view of how science and technology have transformed society, for better or worse.

Leadership: The student demonstrates the necessary skills to lead discussions, analysis, and also engage with critical issues in this field. Does the student know enough of the actual and potential effect of transformations in society to be able to take charge of the introduction and management of any scientific/technological innovations?

Collaboration: The student demonstrates accuracy and efficiency in a group setting while working collectively in both traditional and digital environments.

Research and Information Literacy: The student is able to demonstrate rigorous hypothesizing, methods (quantitative and qualitative) in the effort to draw researched conclusions, particularly in the critical fields of policy, philosophy, economics, and cultural analysis.

Communication in Multiple Formats (Print and Digital Literacy): The student demonstrates the ability to articulate ideas lucidly through traditional forms of print and new forms of digital literacy to a variety of audiences in order to obtain clarity and depth via a multidisciplinary approach. An ability to conduct and participate in research relevant to the student’s area of program specialization.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 January 2020, 1 September 2020

Venue

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,

NEWARK,

New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections.
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York.
  • Dedicated and active career development service.