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Science and Technology Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fredericton, Canada
Science and Technology Studies (STS) looks at how science and technology are interwoven into societies and people’s daily lives. STS is an incredibly current field of study relevant to the 21st century and at St. Thomas it draws upon the disciplinary traditions of History, Sociology, Philosophy, Communications, and cultural studies. 
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Overview

While STS is a new field and is growing fast in popularity, there are only two universities in Canada offering STS and St. Thomas is the one where students will get a hands-on liberal arts approach.

STS students are offered the critical tools for re-shaping our human engagements with science and technology in productive, democratic, and sustainable ways. Students learn about the intimate connection between the development of human civilization and technological change. Students examine the role of science in modern society. And students are given skills not only to understand the relationship between science and society, but also to make change: to communicate science, for example, and to develop rudimentary science policies.

The skills developed through the study of Science and Technology Studies prepare students for professions in politics, journalism, medicine, and the law, among else. Graduates have gone on to careers in public service, communications, business, education, and others.

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:

  • Principles of Biology
  • Everyday Chemistry
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Food, Science & Sustainability
  • Science and Technology in World History: From Pre-History to 1543
  • Science and Technology in World History: From 1543 to the Present
  • Science, Technology and War
  • Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Plagues and Peoples
  • Energy and Society
  • Animals: Rights, Consciousness, and Experimentation
  • Human Anatomy
  • History of Life Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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

  • International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required for Canadian applicants. A non-refundable $55.00 ($40.00 for New Brunswick residents) application fee.
  • Please note that Bachelor of Arts applicants who have been accepted to and completed courses at St. Thomas University within the past three years are not required to pay the application fee. International students who wish to have their correspondence from the University sent to them by courier may pay an additional non-refundable $50 courier fee at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15230 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15230 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6776 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6776 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fredericton

  • 1100 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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