Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Society

Required Courses

Science, Technology, and Society Requirements (32)
LCHS 100Intro to the Professions2
LCHS 2XX Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society3
HUM 380Topics in Humanities (History of Science)3
or HIST 375 History of Computing
PHIL 360Ethics3
PS 332Politics of Sci and Technolgy3
SSCI 209Social Science Research Method3
SOC 302Science and Belief3
SOC 322Sociology of Objects & Tech3
Select one of the following theory courses:3
Social Dimension of Science3
Science in Society3
Science and Values3
Select two of the following research methods courses:6
Social Networks3
Intercultural Communication3
Social Communication3
Geographic Information Systems3
Intermediate Geo Info Systems3
Special Topics3
Qual Soc Sci Research Methods3
Fieldwork Methods3
Urban Planning Analysis3
Intro to Survey Methodology3
Capstone Requirement (3)
PS 408Methods of Policy Analysis3
or SSCI 486 Planning, Fundraising, & Eval
Internship Requirement (3)
SSCI 493Public Service Internship 13
Science, Technology, and Society Specialization (15)
Select Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy or Information, Communication, and Society. See Specializations tab for requirements. 15
Minor Requirement (15)
Select 15 credit hours 215
Mathematics Requirements (6-7)
Select two courses at the level of MATH 119 or above including PSYC 203 or BUS 2216-7
Natural Sciences Requirement (10)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section D10
Computer Science Requirement (2)
CS 105Intro to Computer Programming2
or CS 110 Computing Principles
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Interprofessional Projects (6)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section E6
Free Electives (15)
Select 15 credit hours15
Total Credit Hours128-129

Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Society

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
CS 105 or 1102SSCI 2093
LCHS 1002Humanities or Social Sciences Elective3
LCHS 2XX Intro to Science, Technology, and Society3Mathematics Elective13
Humanities 200-level Course3Natural Science or Engineering Elective4
Mathematics Elective14Specialization Elective23
Natural Science or Engineering Elective3 
 17 16
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
PS 3323HUM 380 or HIST 3753
SOC 301, 303, or PHIL 3513SOC 3223
Research Methods Course33Research Methods Course33
Minor Elective3Specialization Elective23
Natural Science or Engineering Elective3Minor Elective3
 15 15
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
SOC 3023SSCI 49343
PHIL 3603Minor Elective3
Specialization Elective23Humanities Elective (300+)3
Minor Elective3IPRO Elective I3
Humanities Elective (300+)3Free Elective3
 15 15
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
PS 408 or SSCI 4863Specialization Elective23
Specialization Elective23Minor Elective3
IPRO Elective II3Social Sciences Elective3
Social Sciences Elective (300+)3Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 18 18
Total Credit Hours: 129

Science, Technology, and Society Specializations

Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

Required Courses (6)
PS 306Politics and Public Policy3
or PS 313 Comparative Public Policy
SSCI 378Innovation Policy3
Elective Courses (9)
Select three of the following courses:9
Politics and Public Policy3
Comparative Public Policy
Environmental Politics/Policy3
Energy Policy3
Global Political Economy3
International Law and Orgs
States, Markets, and Society3
Global Health3
Accidents/Disasters/Security3
Urban Policy3
Humans, Ecology, & Environment3
International Development3
Total Credit Hours15

Information, Communication, and Society

Required Courses (6)
PHIL 370Engineering Ethics3
or PHIL 380 Topics in Philosophy
Select one of the following courses:3
Digital Labor3
Women in Computing History3
Gender & Technological Change3
Social Inequality3
Elective Courses (9)
Select three of the following courses:9
Communicating Science3
Mass Media Society3
Topics in Communication (Social Media and Society)3
Social Networks3
Humanizing Technology3
Digital Labor3
Women in Computing History3
Gender & Technological Change3
Topics in Humanities (Philosophy of Decision Making)3
Engineering Ethics3
Topics in Philosophy (Ethics of Communications Technology)3
Total Credit Hours15