Farmingdale State College

B.S. in Science, Technology, & Society (STS)

Program Description

The Science, Technology, & Society Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is a customizable interdisciplinary program that prepares students to confront complex issues and address emerging challenges which have arisen as a consequence of the interconnectedness of systems in the current era. Students in the Science, Technology, & Society program learn to apply methods of scientific thinking and integrative analysis to solve unstructured, real-world problems faced by individuals, organizations, industries, and societies in ways which cut across traditional boundaries of disciplinary thought. The Science, Technology, & Society curriculum is designed to develop within the students a problem solving skill-set defined by critical, integrative analysis. Such a skill-set will prepare students to engage head-on the challenges faced by future employers in the Long Island region and beyond. Further, the STS skill-set cultivates the intellectual agility required to succeed in the rapidly evolving professional landscape of the 21st century. By focusing on the interplay between science, technology, and social change, students graduate better equipped to anticipate emerging trends in the workforce and their impact on the future. The skills acquired in the Science, Technology, & Society program may be applied to a range of careers including those in the health professions, social welfare, science policy, and business.

Focus Areas

  • Technological change
  • Environmental change
  • Global affairs

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Health professions
  • Social welfare
  • Science policy
  • Business

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes