Farmingdale State College’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Science, Technology and Society (STS), formerly known as Technologies Studies, is a dynamic interdisciplinary program that allows students to explore the connections between science, technology, and society. With a cutting-edge focus on globalization, scientific advancement, and technological innovation, Science, Technology and Society represents the epitome of the applied social science program of the 21st century. The STS program addresses the employment needs of the greater Long Island region and the diverse academic interests of its majors by providing students with an interdisciplinary program of study that incorporates the practical uses of technological knowledge, scientific inquiry, the application of theory to complex problems, and an integrated approach to the learning process.
Our students examine the real-world effects of globalization, exploring the historical, political, economic, and sociological impact of worldwide industrialization, cross-border technology transfer, transnational economic interdependence, global environmental issues, the spread of information and communication technologies, and other important facets of the current process of globalization. In addition to hands-on training in the technology-related fields, STS majors also develop a strong background in the ways in which scientific, technological, and industrial development have influenced and continue to shape history, society, culture, and commerce on the local, national, and international levels.
The Science, Technology and Society Department is located in
Memorial Hall, room 114 (631-420-2220).
You may contact the secretary by email at: email@example.com. Feel free to contact the department for an appointment or to speak with an advisor.
Dr. Robert A. Saunders, Chairperson
Dr. Beverly Kahn, Advisor
Dr. Stephen Patnode, Advisor
Dr. Victor Huang, Advisor
Dr. Michael De Castro, Advisor
Ms. Barbara Tortoso, Secretary
Advisement for the Fall 2013 term will done by appointment from Mar. 17 - May 12. Available appointment times are as follows:
Monday - 2:00 – 3:00PM
Tuesday - 11:00AM – 1:00PM and 3:00-5:00PM
Wednesday - 10:00AM - noon, 2:00 - 3:00PM and 5:00-7:00PM