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Science, Technology, and Society, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The interrelation of scientific and technological systems with social and political life has become perhaps the most pressing concern of modern society. Science, Technology, and Society program at Bard College provides a rigorous approach to this area in conjunction with a primary discipline in the social sciences, arts, literature, or the natural sciences.
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Developing from its foundation in the history and philosophy of science, STS acts as a bridge between the social studies disciplines and natural sciences. It also complements the focus of the Experimental Humanities (EH) concentration on media in literature and the arts. 

We offer a bachelor degree in Science, Technology, and Society at Bard College. Students can use the resources of STS for the extradisciplinary exploration often demanded by contemporary issues in technology and science, while the primary academic or scientific field—for instance, anthropology, physics, or economics—provides a base of methodological skills and perspective. 

One benefit of this structure is that STS can provide the institutional grounding for interests—such as nonfiction science writing, the economy of software or social networking, toxicology, or the philosophy of scientific disciplines—that have no single “home” in a primary program.

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 include: 

  • Art History
  • The History of the Experiment
  • The History of Technology and Economics in the Modern Period; 
  • Science History and Philosophy
  • The History of Science before Newton
  • Physical Science after Newton

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 TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Apply using the Common Application.High School transcript (Include mid-year senior grades if available at the time you apply.)School Report (Form is generally completed by a high school counselor and includes a school profile.)Teacher recommendations (Two are required: We prefer that one recommendation come from an English or humanities instructor and one from a math or science instructor.)
  • TOEFL  exam or IELTS exam or Duolingo English Test  (For English proficiency requirements, see below.) All international applicants who speak a foreign language other than English as their primary language must submit a completed TOEFL exam or IELTS exam or Duolingo English Test. 
  • Completed Certification of Finances form 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57717 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57717 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57717 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57717 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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