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 (Physical Education GUR) 1
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
CS 113 Introduction to Computer Science 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Science with Lab 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
Physical Education GUR 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
MGMT 216 Business Statistics 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
IS 245 Information Technology Systems: Hardware/Software 3
ACCT 117 Survey of Accounting 3
STS 308 Technology and Global Development: Introduction to STS 3
CS 207 Computing and Effective Communication 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
IS 265 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 334 3
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
STS 310 Technology and Human Values 3
Select one of the following: 3
Society, Technology, and the Environment  
General Psychology  
Sociology  
300 Level STS Specialization 3
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
STS 304 Writing about Science, Technology and Society 3
300 level STS Specialization 3
300 level STS Elective 3
IS 344 Computing Applications in Business 3
FIN 315 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IS 390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design 3
STS 307 Fundamentals of Research in STS 3
300 level STS Specialization 3
HRM 301 Organizational Behavior 3
OM 375 Management Science 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
STS 490 Project and Seminar I 3
IS 331 Database Design Management and Applications 3
IS 455 IS Mgmt & Business Processes 3
MGMT 491 International Business 3
300 level STS Elective 3
CS 407 Professional Development in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Capstone Seminar 3
IS 491 Senior Project 3
MGMT 492 Business Policy 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
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 Electives 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.