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Program in Science Technology and Values

understanding scientific, technological
and social change

Science and technology are increasingly important sources of change in the world. The Program in Science, Technology and Values offers students the opportunity to examine historical, socio-political, cultural, philosophical, and ethical dimensions of science and technology. It encourages both science and non-science students to analyze, in a focused way, the impact of science and technology on other social institutions and the impact of those institutions on science and technology.

Program Requirements

Students who declare a "program of study" in Science, Technology and Values complete a group of science and/or mathematics courses, and a group of courses focusing on science, technology, and values. For matriculated undergraduate students, successful completion of the program is recorded on official University transcripts when they have met all graduation requirements.

I. The science/math component

Students must complete four science or mathematics courses, at least one of which must include a laboratory component.

II. The science, technology, and values component

Six courses are required for this component. At least three of the six courses must be taken at the 300 level or above. Students may transfer in up to three of these courses and may take one on a pass/fail basis. (Courses followed by initials in parentheses count for General Education and distribution requirements. Courses numbered xx are in the approval pipeline. Some listed courses require equivalency forms signed by Program Director to count.)


Faculty who can advise prospective and current students:

Additional Affiliated Faculty

Related UMass Boston-based activities
  • Science in a Changing World Graduate Certificate and M.A. (Other Graduate-level offerings)
  • Plans for STV Program
  • Inter-college faculty Seminar in Humanities and Sciences
  • New England Workshop on Science and Social Change
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • Education for Sustainability courses
  • Honors College, with link to upcoming courses
  • Science in a Changing World wiki

    This publication is drawn directly from the STV website,, which includes links to more information about faculty interests, courses taught, and contact information
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