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Science & Society

The Science & Society minor (SCSMIN) is for social scientists and humanists interested in how science integrates with their field. For science-focused students, it demonstrates how humanities and the social sciences integrate with the sciences.

SCSMIN engages students in discussion and research on issues that can benefit from varied approaches—race, bioterrorism, technology and human well-being, health, and the nature of consciousness. Students develop a multiperspective, interdisciplinary complement to their major discipline from nontraditional directions such as science and literature, science writing, and science and the arts.


This minor requires 20 credits:

  • IDS205 Science and the Nature of Evidence
  • Three courses agreed upon with the advisor that integrate the student’s major field and related, but distinct fields
  • A capstone experience designed with the minor advisor