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Featured Classes:

Race, Gender, and Science: Women’s Studies 297B explores the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and science; the role science has played in shaping these categories; and the cultural studies of science to understand the centrality of science in the world today.

Biology of Social Issues: Biology 105 is designed to provide non-science majors with the basic scientific knowledge that an informed citizen requires to develop thoughtful positions on sometimes controversial questions related to medical ethics, environmental degradation, cloning, biotechnology, STDs, and education.
spacerSTS Curriculum

With more than 100 courses featuring STS-related material at UMass Amherst, opportunities to learn about the relationship between science, technology and society abound at every level of education.

  • Masters level - Master of Public Policy and Administration students may choose to focus on STS as a specialization within the MPPA Program.
  • Ph.D. level - Doctoral students may focus on STS in their respective departments. They should discuss their interests with their advisor and with STS faculty. Please note that the Center for Public Policy and Administration does not offer a Ph.D. program.


Courses: To download a list of STS-related courses, please click here (.xls, 194KBl). Use the installed filters to sort classes by level (graduate or undergraduate), department, or college. And check Spire to see if the course you are interested in is offered this semester.

Interested in only ICT Courses? click here


Sample Course Sequences:



Required courses:

  1. POLSCI 280 Public Policy
  2. RES EC 102 Introduction to Resource Economics
  3. STATIS 140 Introduction to Statistics

Elective courses:

  1. LEGAL 275 Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
  2. WOMENSST 297B Race, Gender & Science
  3. RESEC 397A Economics in Contemporary Information Technology
  4. MANAGMNT 365 Business and its Environment
  5. COMM 497T Advanced Issues in Information Technology and Society


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