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Science, Technology & Society (STS)

Contact Information

Memorial Hall, Room 116
8:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Science, Technology and Society (STS)

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.

All appointments are scheduled using our online system - see "Schedule an Advising Appointment" button to the right & below.  Please direct any STS inquiries to STS secretary Kathleen McCormick ( mccormk@farmingdale.edu ). 


Dr. Edmund Douglass, STS / Physics

STS Staff

Ms. Tamara Sooknauth, Academic Advisor
Ms. Kathleen McCormick, Secretary 

STS Faculty/Staff Advisors

Dr. Qing Ai, Modern Languages
Dr. Dandan Chen, History, Politics, and Geography
Dr. Bindu Annie Dulock, Psychology
Ms. April Earle, Library
Dr. Bryan Field, Physics
Dr. Emily A. Fogarty, History, Politics and Geography
Dr. Clare Forstie, Sociology
Dr. Victor Huang, Chemistry
Dr. Yuri Janssen, Physics
Dr. Michael Minn, History, Politics and Geography
Dr. Jack Simonson, Physics
Dr. Svetlana Tlupova, Math

Attention Transfer Students: Please follow these instructions to make sure that your transfer credits have been evaluated: check Online Administrative Student Information System (OASIS) to determine if your transfer credit evaluation has been completed before scheduling an appointment with us. If it has been more than 10 business days since you made your deposit and your evaluation is not complete you should contact the Transfer Service Office at 631-794-6446 between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm or email tsr@farmingdale.edu.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Note: All advising is done in the STS Offices (Memorial Hall). 

Students with 85 credits or more must be advised by an STS advisor.  Students with less than 85 credits may also choose to schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisement and Information Center (AAIC).

***When classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, advising for that day is also suspended. Please contact the Department to re-book your appointment.***