Integrate the study of science, engineering and/or technology with its social and cultural impact on humanity.

BPS Degree Requirements

Integrate the study of science, engineering and/or technology with its social and cultural impact on humanity.

Coursework will focus on developing a broad understanding of the technical, historical and social dimensions of science and technology. Curriculum options include engineering, the natural sciences, computer science, information sciences, business, the social sciences, and/or humanities.

The curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach to explore the significance, challenges and effects that science and technology present to society. Courses will allow students to incorporate technical scientific knowledge with analytical thinking from a social perspective.

Program of Study — BPS Technology, Science and Society Concentration

Charger Foundations (General Ed - 41 Hours)
AGSC Area   Hours
I Freshman Composition 3-6
II1 Fine Arts 3
  Humanities (literature) 3
  Humanities (literature or non-literature) 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
III Mathematics 3-4
  Natural Sciences (lab) 8
IV1 History 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (non-history) 6
   History/SBS 3
  1Take either 1 EH (Literature) + 2 HY (History) or 2 EH (Literature) + 1 HY (History). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.  
General Electives2 (27-34 Hours)
  2Up to 34 hours technical credit may be accepted as electives.  
Interdisciplinary Core (18 Hours)
PRO 301 Theories and Practices of Adult Learning (waived w/permission) 3
PRO 310 Academic Writing for Professional Studies 3
PRO 320 Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Thinking 3
PRO 325 Interdisciplinary Research & Applications 3
PRO 498 Inquiry & Learning 3
PRO 499 Capstone Experience: Research Thesis/Project 3
Interdisciplinary Concentration Technology Science & Society (30 Hours)
  Science, Engineering, and/or Technology Related Courses 15-24
  Arts, Humanities & Social Science Related Courses 9-18
Total Degree Requirements
A note about Professional Studies (PRO) courses:
  • PRO 301 is held in a 7 week term and is offered either as a hybrid course, meeting one evening each week with the majority of the work being done online, or it can be taken completely online.
  • PRO 310, PRO 320, and PRO 325 are held in 7 week terms and are offered completely online.
  • PRO 498 is held in a 7 week term and must be taken in the next to last semester before graduation.
  • PRO 499 is held in a full semester (fall, spring, or summer) and must be taken in the graduating semester. In lieu of meeting in a traditional classroom setting or online, at the start of the semester, students will set a time, date, and method to check in with the instructor each week. Check-ins can be in person or via email, phone, Skype, or Zoom. 



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