(Minimum 120 credits) 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
MATH 101
Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
or General Calculus I
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
Natural Science GER 3
Natural Science LAB GER 1
STS 201 Understanding Technological Society 3
YWCC 107 Computing as a Career 1
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
IS 117 Introduction to Website Development 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
Natural Science GER 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
FIN 218 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
ACCT 117
Principles Of Fin Accountng
or Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
STS 308 Globalization 3
IS 265 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 247 Designing the User Experience 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IS 218 Building Web Applications 3
MGMT 216 Business Data Analytics 3
IS 375 Discovering User Needs for UX 3
STS 310 Technology and Human Values 3
STS 300-Level Track Course 1 3
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
STS 304 Qualitative Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
MRKT 330 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 315 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3
IS 344 Computing Applications in Business 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
STS 307 Quantitative Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
300 Level STS Specialization 3
IT 120 Introduction to Network Technology 3
HRM 301 Organizational Behavior 3
IS 390 Requirements Analysis and Systems Design 3
YWCC 307 Professional Dev in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
STS 490 Project and Seminar I 3
IE 492
Engineering Management
or Introduction to Entrepreneurship
IS 455 IS Mgmt & Business Processes 3
MGMT 391 International Business 3
STS 300-Level Track Course 2 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
IS 491
Senior Project - IS
or IT Capstone Project
IS 465 Advanced Information Systems 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
STS 491 Project & Seminar II 2
 Term Credits11
 Total Credits120


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

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 Education Requirements for further information on electives.


  • 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 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.