1. Basic Science: Twelve (12) hours from the Natural Science Group 201 Basic Sciences. (Three basic laboratory science courses from the GEP list of Natural Science courses. One course each from three of the following areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics) Four (4) hours from Group 202 Science electives (One additional laboratory science course from GEP approved list of Natural Science courses).16 credits.
2. Calculus and Statistics Electives: 6-7 credits. Choose one introductory calculus course from the college approved list. Additionally, a course in statistics at the 300-level or above is required.
3. Mathematics Elective: Two additional Mathematics or Statistics courses chosen from MA 114 and above or ST 305 and above. One of the courses must be selected from the GEP approved Mathematical Science list. 6 to 8 credits.
4. Advanced Science/ Technology Requirement: A 15-hour concentration in ONE are of science, technology, or mathematics is required. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this group of courses. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, the student’s advisor, the department’s B.S. program coordinator (if different from the advisor), and the H&SS Associate/Assistant Dean.
5. History: Choose from the college approved list, one 3-credit 200-level course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western, or one 3 credit 200-level survey course covering or own or similar culture, i.e., United States, or other Western Culture.
6. Literature: Choose from college approved list, one 3-credit survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature; an upper division survey course; literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
7. Writing and Communication: One course in advanced writing, speech or a 200-level Foreign language course. 3 credits.
8. Social Sciences:Nine (9) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines, six (6) credit hours must be taken from the GEP Social Science course list.
9. Philosophy: Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list. 3 credits.
10. Arts and Letters: One 3 credit course is required from the College- approved Arts and Letters course list. 3 credits.
11. Free Electives: Maximum 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
12. STS Breadth Requirement: 12 credits. From program approved list, choose one course from each breadth group, which includes History, Philosophy of Science and Ethics, Assessment and Policy, and Other STS Courses.
13. STS Specialty: 12 credits. In consultation with the STS Program Director or an Academic Advisor, every STS major designs a STS Specialty, 12 credit hours, that addresses a coherent theme elated to science, technology and society. At least two of the STS Specialty courses must be offered by the departments or programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. STS Specialty includes courses typically at the 300- and 400- or higher levels and no more than one course at the 200-level. 100-level courses are not permitted in the STS specialty.
14. Major Residency Requirement: At least 18 of the 30 credits in the major (departmental requirements) must be completed following admission to the program. Maximum 15 hours of external transfer credit may be applied towards the major (departmental requirements).
15. Major Grade Point Average (MGPA) Requirements: 2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. See departmental or College for information regarding mgpa calculation.
*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 http://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 2
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 1
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 5,9
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Fulfilled as part of the Major requirement 8
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)
X 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 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.