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History of Science, Technology and Medicine, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
A degree in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine offers an exciting intellectual experience that will enhance your opportunities to succeed in your chosen career path. Graduates can apply their education and training in a wide variety of professions.  History of Science, Technology and Medicine programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma .
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Program Description

Stand on the shoulders of giants! Become a part of the new undergraduate major in one of the oldest history of science programs in the country. You will join a vibrant community of students, faculty, and visiting scholars who enjoy unique access to the world-class resources of the History of Science Collections. Through a diverse and exciting range of courses you will gain insight into the past, present, and future of science, technology, and medicine and acquire a perspective on science and society that can be applied to many of the challenges facing our contemporary world.

From public policy to journalism, from data analysis to healthcare and education, historians of science are involved in shaping many aspects of policy, education, and public debate about the place of science and technology in our common future.

World Class Research Opportunities

The History of Science Collections, located on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library, is one of the premier research collections of its kind in the world, holding almost 100,000 volumes from every field and subject area of science, technology, and medicine ranging chronologically from 1467 to the present. The Collections have provided an invaluable resource for teaching and research to generations of scholars, faculty and students who have taught and studied in the department. Currently, the History of Science Department is the home site for the Editor of the Technology and Culture (the flagship journal of the Society for the History of Technology), and the Bibliographer of Isis (the flagship journal of the History of Science Society).

Degree Options

Students can earn the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. An undergraduate minor is also available, and can be valuable in helping you place your major interests in social, cultural, and historical context.

Interests & Skills

Our program emphasizes essential skills: the ability to write well, to persuasively convey your ideas to others, and to assess and integrate new knowledge. These are crucial practical skills that you will use every day in whatever career you choose. A degree in history of science also provides an excellent foundation for graduate work in many fields, including education, history, law, and medicine.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History of Medicine
  • History of Technology
  • History of Science
  •  Junior Seminar
  • Capstone in History of Science,
  • Technology and Medicine

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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