Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
Science with Lab 4
STS 201 Understanding Technological Society 3
Physical Education GUR 1
CS 107 Computing as a Career 1
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
IS 117 Introduction to Website Development 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
Science with Lab 3
Physical Education GUR 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
MGMT 216 Business Statistics 3
ACCT 117
Survey of Accounting
or Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
IS 265
Introduction to Information Systems
or Introduction to Management Information Systems
3
STS 308 Technology and Global Development: Introduction to STS 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IS 218 Building Web Applications 3
FIN 218 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
IS 375 Discovering User Needs to Enhance User eXperience 3
STS 310 Technology and Human Values 3
300 Level STS Specialization 3
CS 207 Computing and Effective Communication 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
STS 304 Writing about Science, Technology and Society 3
300 Level STS Specialization 3
IT 120
Introduction to Network Technology
or Introduction to Computer Networks
3
IS 247 Designing the User Experience 3
300 Level STS Elective 3
IS 344 Computing Applications in Business 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
STS 307 Fundamentals of Research in STS 3
300 Level STS Specialization 3
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
HRM 301 Organizational Behavior 3
IS 390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design 3
CS 407 Professional Development in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
STS 490 Project and Seminar I 3
FIN 315 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3
IS 455 IS Mgmt & Business Processes 3
MGMT 491 International Business 3
300 Level STS Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Capstone Seminar 3
CS 491
Senior Project
or IT Capstone Project
3
IS 465 Advanced Information Systems 3
MRKT 330 Principles of Marketing 3
STS 491 Project and Seminar II 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits129

GUR Requirements

Social Science (lower-level) GUR 1
Select one of the following Economics courses:3
Economics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Select one of the following:3
Society, Technology, and the Environment
Technology, Society and Culture: An American View
Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
LIT 3XX
Literature course
HIST 3XX
History course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
ENG 3XX
English course
HIST 3XX
History course
LIT 3XX
Literature course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
SS 3XX
Social Science course
THTR 3XX
Theater course
History of Architecture IV
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II
The Pre-Modern World
The Modern World
The Twentieth-Century World
2XX
200-level history course at Rutgers-Newark
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Take one of the following. Honors College students take honors section:3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science
Physical Education GUR
PE 1XXPhysical Education course1
Physical Education course1
1

Students also may take approved introductory courses in basic social sciences at Rutgers-Newark to fulfill this requirement. 

Electives

Major Option
Select appropriate electives in consultation with an advisor 118
Free Electives
Students select appropriate electives in consultation with an advisor.
1

Usually the Director of the STS Program. Courses may be selected from different disciplines but must comprise a coherent program of study within an option. 

Refer to the General University Requirements for further information on electives.

Specializations

  • Mind, Behavior, and Society
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Race and Gender in Science in Technology
  • Politics, History, and Ethics in Science and Technology
  • Music, Literature, and Culture in a Technological Society

Co-op

Co-op courses replace electives with the approval of an advisor. In science, technology and society, STS 311 Co-op Work Experience I and STS 411 Co-op Work Experience II are taken for degree credit.