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Minor in History and Philosophy of Science

Minor Overview

This minor explores the ways in which science has influenced every facet of society and examines the sociological and philosophical issues that it raises.  You’ll develop a broad understanding of technology and how it has evolved over time, study significant medical developments and learn about ethical and historical issues related to fundamental areas of science such as biology, chemistry and the health sciences.

The interdisciplinary nature of this program means you’ll be able to expand on your major and choose from a wide variety of courses offered by our different schools. With the guidance of the program’s director you can tailor your experience to fit your specific interests, drawing from diverse subjects such as evolution, bioethics, anthropology and psychology. 

Curriculum and Requirements

In consultation with the director of the program, students design a course of study with a coherent focus related to their interests and major field. These courses of study will have a central theme or area of study that falls within the general scope of the program. To complete a minor in history and philosophy of science, students are required to complete six courses (18 credits).