Understanding today's challenges. Reimagining our future.
Science, Technology, and Society is a dynamic interdisciplinary major providing students with a liberal arts education for the twenty-first century.
One of the only Stanford majors to offer both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees.
STS majors gain a broad understanding of how science, technology, and society interact, while developing depth within two or three focus areas. STS graduates have forged successful careers in many fields, including business, engineering, law, public service, medicine and academia.
We offer a variety of concentration options: Catastrophic Risks and Solutions | Communication and Media | Innovation and Organization | Life Sciences and Health | Politics and Policy | Social Dynamics of Data and Information.
Fred Turner: Harry & Norman Chandler Professor of Communication, and by courtesy of History and Art & Art History
Professor Turner discovered the STS discipline by “Sorting Things Out”.
Prior to teaching at Stanford he was a Communications Professor at both Harvard and MIT, however, his STS roots have even earlier origins. He says when he was in grad…
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Race in Science, Technology, and Medicine
This series brings together Black, Indigenous and other scholars and professionals of color (BIPOC) from around the nation to explore the intersections of race, racism and scientific practice. Speakers share personal experiences and how they design their work for equity and justice, addressing race in such issues as energy infrastructure, nuclear arms control, algorithmic accountability, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology.