B. S. in STS/MD-Three Year Undergraduate Component of Seven Year Medical/Dental/Optometry Program

(117 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111
Calculus I
or General Calculus I
3-4
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Computer Science  
Computer Programming and Graphics Problems (Select one of the following:)  
Computer Science with Business Problems  
R120 101 General Biology 4
STS 201 Understanding Technological Society 3
Physical Education:GUR 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17-18
2nd Semester
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
ECON 201 Economics 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Lab Science-Biology 4
Physical Education 4
 Term Credits17
Summer
Select one of the following: 3
Society, Technology, and the Environment  
General Psychology  
Sociology  
STS 308 Technology and Global Development: Introduction to STS 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
 Term Credits10
Second Year
1st Semester
300 level STS Specialization 3
STS 304 Writing about Science, Technology and Society 3
PHIL 351 Biomedical Ethics 3
CHEM 125H General Chemistry I 3
300 level STS Specialization 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MGMT 390H Principles of Management 3
STS 310 Technology and Human Values 3
STS 310H Technology and Human Values 3
STS 307 Fundamentals of Research in STS 3
CHEM 126H General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 124H General Chemistry Laboratory 1
 Term Credits16
Summer
300 level STS Specialization 3
300 level STS Elective 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Laboratory 1
 Term Credits10
Third Year
1st Semester
Free Elective 3
STS 490 Project and Seminar I 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Honors Capstone 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
 Term Credits12
2nd Semester
STS 491 Project and Seminar II 3
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy 1 3
Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy 1 3
Concentration Elective-Medical Sci./Policy 1 3
 Term Credits17
 Total Credits114-115
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Concentration Elective-Medical Science/Policy. Students should select from the following courses and other electives, in consultation with their advisor: R120 104 Human Health & Disease, R120 205 Environmental Issues, HIST 379 History of Medicine, HIST 380 History of Public Health, HIST 381 Germs Genes and Body: Sci. and Tech. in Modern Medicine

The three year undergraduate component contains only 109 credits but assumes acceptance into a medical school program-the first year of medical school replaces the credits of the fourth year of the undergraduate major.

GUR Requirements

Social Science (lower-level) GUR 1
Select one of the following: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:
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
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:
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
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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.
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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.