Science and Technology Studies (Minor)

Explore issues of science and technology such as mass media, communication law ethics, the history of computing, the philosophy of science, innovation policy, and much more with this highly customizable minor.

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The Minor in Science and Technology Studies is an opportunity to build a wealth of knowledge on issues tied to science and technology today. Students will consider topics such as the political issues created by contemporary scientific advances, the history of interaction between science and philosophy, the evolution of engineering, the role of values and ethics in scientific inquiry, and technology's place in the modern nation-state. Students also have the option to learn to use geographic information systems.

Program Overview

Explore topics of science and technology such as mass media, communication law ethics, the history of computing, the philosophy of science, innovation policy, and much more with this highly customizable minor.

Career Opportunities

A Minor in Science and Technology Studies will deepen your understanding of the opportunities, obstacles, and other considerations tied to science and technology practices in the modern age. This minor will serve as an asset in a broad range of fields, including:

  • Engineering
  • Biology
  • Architecture
  • Computer science
  • Business
  • Education
  • Journalism

This minor consists of 15 credit hours.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.