Interdisciplinary Studies

Science, Technology and Society

A Catalyst for Change

Dr. Andrew Ede specialises in the history of science, with a particular focus on the history of chemistry.

Engaging undergraduate courses

Dr. Nathan Kowlasky brings enthusiasm to teaching the history and philosophy of science to students from across campus.


Science, Technology and Society invites you to explore the role and impact of scientific and technological developments on human societies past and present.  From the invention of the plow to the latest digital technologies, science and technology have shaped societies throughout the world. How did these practices arise? How have they influenced our social institutions, ethical values, cultural practices, and economic systems? And how can we manage their impact in the future? This interdisciplinary program combines insights from Anthropology, Art and Design, Economics, English and Film Studies, History, Sociology, and Philosophy to help you think critically about the roles scientific and technological practices play in our lives.

A major or minor in Science, Technology and Society prepares you for careers in fields such as law, public affairs, information technology, journalism, museum studies, policy analysis, and science education.