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Science, Technology, and Society

Stanford University

48 months
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About

The Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University is a dynamic interdisciplinary major that provides students with a liberal arts education for the twenty-first century.

Overview

Key facts

The Program's affiliated faculty represent over a dozen departments, including Anthropology, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, History, Law, Management Science and Engineering, Political Science and Sociology.

One of the only majors at Stanford University to offer both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree, STS majors develop depth within two or three fields of study while fostering a broad understanding of the technical and social dimensions of science and technology. The current curriculum includes a focused core as well as five thematic concentration areas. Students also have the opportunity to pursue research in affiliated labs and through the honors program, to network with alumni and to take innovative project-based courses. 

 Science, Technology, and Society provides an arena for dialogue among students of engineering, humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences: a common ground where ideas that transcend the divisions between fields are not merely envisioned, but practiced. Founded in 1971, the Program is among the oldest of such programs in the United States.

Graduates of STS have entered distinguished graduate programs, such as Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, MIT's Technology and Policy Program, Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and top-ranked doctoral programs around the world. STS alumni have forged successful careers in a variety of fields, including business, engineering, law, public service, medicine and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Public Life of Science and Technology
  • Making of a Nuclear World: History, Politics, and Culture
  • The Future of Information
  • Knowledge and Information Infrastructures
  • The Politics of Food and Eating: Technology, Culture, and History
  • Techno-metabolism: Technology, Society, and the Anthropocene
  • Issues in Technology and the Environment
  • Doing STS: Introduction to Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Coalition Application  or Common Application 
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
  • ACT or SAT (Writing/Essay not required) (refer to testing for score reporting policies)
  • School Report and counselor letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • Midyear transcript (by February 15)
  • Standardized testing is one of the application requirements that can highlight academic preparedness. There are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Stanford, and there is no score that guarantees admission. At Stanford, we review applications holistically, meaning every component of the application is valuable to us as we get to know each student.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18491 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    36982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18491 USD per semester during 48 months.

Regular quarterly tuition.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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