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Science, Technology, and Society, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Today at Vassar, the multidisciplinary program in Science, Technology, and Society engages broadly the conversation on the intersections between science, technology, and a breadth of social, political, historic, economic and philosophical contexts which shape, and in turn are shaped by, science and technology. 

Overview

 More specifically, the curriculum in Vassar’s STS Program is designed to enable students to pursue three objectives:To understand the central role of science and technology in contemporary society.To examine how science and technology reflect their social, political, philosophical, economic and cultural contexts.To explore the human, ethical, and policy implications of current and emerging technologies.Over the past few years, our faculty members have come to the program from the departments of Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Geography, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as STS. We have also enjoyed the expertise of colleagues outside the college, in the fields of bioethics and law, who have taught seminars in their respective fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 20th Century Revolutions in Physics
  • Science and Justice in the Anthropocene
  • Genetic Engineering: Basic Principles and Ethical Questions
  • The Culture and Chemistry of Cuisine
  • Relatively Uncertain: A History of Physics, Religion and Popular Culture
  • Microbial Wars

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

While we do not prescribe a specific secondary school program, we expect applicants to have elected the most demanding courses available. Therefore, we recommend students elect four years of English, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, History or Social Science, and Foreign Language. Students should take a substantial portion of their work in enriched, accelerated, or honors courses or in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs when these options are available. Special attention is given to the academic breadth, depth, and rigor of candidates’ junior and senior year programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56130 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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