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Is there any part of your world that is not transformed and challenged by science and technology?

 

The Department of Science and Technology Studies offers a fully integrated program designed to address the challenges of our increasingly high-tech world. The interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies—STS for short—examines science and technology in relation to social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. It combines the history and philosophy of science; the anthropology and sociology of science; science and law; science policy; studies of innovation and high-tech industries; critical data studies; literature and science; science journalism; and media studies of science.

The STS major at UC Davis offers students a broader understanding of science than is available in most traditional science majors, and it is especially suitable for students who are interested in interpreting science, technology, and medicine as part of society and culture. The STS major features a wide variety of courses that focus on the relations of science and society, and it also includes advanced training in one or more fields of the natural sciences or engineering sciences. The STS Department also offers a minor in the history and philosophy of science, as well as a Ph.D. designated emphasis in science and technology studies.

The STS Department prepares students for careers at the interface of science, technology, and society: healthcare and medicine, public service and policy, law, business, education, science journalism, environmental studies, data and information technologies, and new media industries, as well as advanced research careers in the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Visit our career options page for more information!

Visit our Featured Faculty page to hear our faculty discuss the STS program, and take a look at the STS major, the History and Philosophy of Science minor, the STS PhD Designated Emphasis, and our courses for more information!

 

Real World Applications

The STS program at UC Davis prepares students for a broad range of careers at the interface of science, technology, and society: healthcare and medicine, public service and policy, law, business, education, science journalism, environmental studies, data and information technologies, and new media industries, as well as advanced research careers in the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Visit our career options page for more information!