Science, Technology and Society (BS) (16STSBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 Literature C,1 3
Social Science D, 5 3 Social Science D, 5 3
Natural Science B, 6 4 Natural Science B, 6 4
Calculus 8, A 3 Mathematical Science A, 8 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
14 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
STS 214 G 3 STS History 12 3
History C, 1 3 Social Sciences 5 3
Natural Science B, 6 4 Science Elective 7 4
Statistics 3xx 9 3 Philosophy 2, C 3
Advanced Writing- ENG 331, 332, or 333  3 3 Advanced Sci/Tech Option 10 3
16 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
STS Philosophy of Science and Ethics 13 3 STS Assessment & Policy 14 3
STS Specialty 16 3 STS Specialty 16 3
Free Elective 11 4 Arts & Letters 4 3
Mathematical Science 8 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspective G 2-3
Advanced Sci/Tech Option 10 3 Advanced Sci/Tech Option 10 3
16 14-15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
STS Other 15 3 STS 403-Seminar in STS 3
STS Specialty 16 3 STS Specialty 16 3
Advanced Sci/Tech Option 10 3 Advanced Sci/Tech Option 10 3
Free Elective 11 6 Free Elective 11 4
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1 GEP Additional Breadth Req (MS/NS/E) F 3
16 16

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, J, K, 17, 18 : 122
Major/Program Footnotes
1. History and Literature: One course in history chosen from AFS 275, 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276 and one course in literature chosen from ENG 219,220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202**, 293**.  *Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262.  **Honors courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century. It is recommended that one of these courses focus on a non-English-speaking culture.
2. Philosophy: Any three (3) credit hour PHI course on the Humanities list.
3. Advanced Writing:
 ENG 331, 332, or 333 may be used to fulfill this requirement.
4. Arts and Letters: All HA courses, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360. Courses in major field of study are excluded.
5. Social Sciences:
 Nine (9) credit hours total of social sciences required, six (6) credit hours of which must be taken from the GEP Social Science course list. No more than two courses (6 hours) may come from the same area. Students may select from the following areas: Anthropology, Cultural Geography, Economics, Politics and Government, Psychology, Sociology, and Linguistics (BUS 305, FOR 460, and AFS/PSY 345 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement). Courses in the major are excluded.
6. Natural Science: Three basic laboratory science courses from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences list of courses.  One course each from three of the following areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics.
7. Science Elective: One additional laboratory science course from the GEP Natural Sciences list.
8. Calculus
and Mathematics. A 3-4 hour introductory course in calculus: MA 121, 131, 141, 231, or 241. Credit may not be received for more than one of MA 121, 131, and 141; and 6 hours to be chosen from courses on the GEP Mathematical Sciences list.
9. Statistics:
 A course in statistics at the 300-level or above is required.
10. Advanced Science/Technology Option:
 A 15-hour concentration in one area of science, technology, or mathematics. Students select these courses under the guidance of their self-design adviser. CHASS Assistant Dean of Student Affairs must be approved courses. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required in Advanced Science/Technology Option courses for graduation.
11. Free Electives: Any course except ECI 105, ENG 110, MA 100, 101, FLx 101, FLS 105, LAT 101, and GRK 101. 100-level foreign-language courses can be used as free electives if they are in languages other than the language the student uses to fulfill major language requirement. Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
12. STS Breadth Requirement-History: HI 321, HI 322, HI 341, HI 440, HI 480, HI 481, HI 482, HI 483, HI 484, HI 485, HI 486, IDS 485. With permission of the STS Program Director/STS 490 and STS 491 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
13. STS Breadth Requirement-Philosophy of Science and Ethics: PHI 275, PHI 311, PGI 375, PHI 340, PHI 415, PHI 422, PHI 440, REL 471, STS 304, STS 320, STS/PHI 325. With permission of the STS Program Director, STS 490 and STS 491 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
14. STS Breadth Requirement-Assessment and Policy: GN 301, IDS/NR 303, PS 314, PS 320, PS 336, SOC 450, , STS 322, STS 323, STS 326, STS 402, STS 406, STS 410, STS 412, (Benjamin Franklin Scholars may substitute E497-Engineering Research Projects for STS 326). With permission of the STS Program Director, STS 490 and STS 491 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
15. STS Breadth Requirement-Other: ANT 253, ANT/SOC 261, COM 447, COM 487, ENG 232, ENG 376, ENG 425, ENG 520 (with instructor permission), SOC 381, STS/WGS 210, STS/ARS 257, STS 301, STS 302, STS 324, STS 491, WGS 370 may be used to fulfill Breadth Requirements.
16. STS Specialty: Each STS major, in consultation with the STS Program Director, will design an STS Specialty (at least 4 courses, 12 hours) that addresses a coherent theme related to science, technology and society. The courses selected for the Specialty must include at least two courses drawn from the humanities and social sciences. 100-level courses are excluded.
17. All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better.
18. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required for graduation. 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 8
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 6
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 1,2
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 5
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
 XX Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list. 3 credits of the 5 credits needed to fulfill this requirement are satisfied by STS 214 (3 hours) taken as part of the major requirements
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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