(124 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
MATH 101 Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
Natural Science GUR Elective 3
Natural Science Lab GUR Elective 1
STS 201 Understanding Technological Society 3
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
Transfer-NA Elective  
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
Natural Science GUR Elective 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
Free Elective (100 or 200 level or equivalent) 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
STS 308 Technology and Global Development: Introduction to STS 3
Select one of the following: 3
Society, Technology, and the Environment  
General Psychology  
Sociology  
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
Free Elective (100 or 200 level or equivalent) 3
Free Elective (100 or 200 level or equivalent) 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
STS 310 Technology and Human Values 3
300 Level STS Specialization 3
Free Elective (100 or 200 level or equivalent) 3
Free Elective (100 or 200 level or equivalent) 3
Free Elective (100 or 200 level or equivalent) 3
 Term Credits15
Third Year
1st Semester
STS 304 Writing about Science, Technology and Society 3
300 Level STS Specialization 3
300 Level LIT/PHIL/HIST Course 3
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
STS 307 Fundamentals of Research in STS 3
300 Level STS Specialization Course 3
STS Independent Study Elective 1
Open GUR 300-level LIT/PHIL/HIST/ENG Course 3
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
STS 490 Project and Seminar I 3
300 level STS Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Principles of Management  
New Venture Management  
Organizational Behavior  
Engineering Management  
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
STS 491 Project and Seminar II 3
300 Level STS Elective 3
400 Level Senior Seminar 3
Free Elective (300 or 400 level or equivalent) 3
STS 300-level Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits124

GUR Requirements

Social Science (lower-level) GUR
Select one of the following Economics courses:3
Economics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Approved courses at Rutgers-Newark
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
Approved courses at Rutgers-Newark
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
Open Elective in 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
All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, take one of the following: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
Students enrolled in the honors college take one from:3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Honors Sem In Humanities
Physical Education GUR
PE 1XXPhysical Education course1
Physical Education course1

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.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.