Science and Technology Studies

Science and technology underpin almost every aspect of modern society. They impinge daily upon our lives and shape our futures. Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary program that covers:

  • History & philosophy of science, technology & medicine
  • Sociology of science & technology
  • Science & technology policy
  • Environmental history & sociology

In STS you can study everything from Galileo's conflict with the Church over his sun-centred theory of the cosmos to international law relating to biotechnology regulation, and policy responses to climate change.

STS's emphasis on building critical analytical skills from an interdisciplinary base is widely recognised by international bodies involved in governance, regulation and policy development as providing graduates with invaluable knowledge and experience for addressing the many complex, real world problems facing humanity in the 21st century. The mix of policy-relevant skills and contextual knowledge about science, technology and the environment to which STS graduates are exposed makes them highly employable upon completion of their degrees.

Whether you are enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Science, Informatics, Engineering, Education or Commerce degree, you can do a minor in STS and get credit points toward your degree program.

Students enrolled in either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies degree can pursue STS as a single major or in combination with another major or specialisation.