Graduate Study in History and Sociology

Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society

The Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society is designed for students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at Georgia Tech. This certificate is for graduate students who would like to demonstrate additional competence in some aspect of STS or special competence in STS in their home discipline. The certificate is open to students in good standing in any graduate program at Georgia Tech.

The 12-credit certificate program helps students to:

  • Understand the social, cultural, and epistemic dynamics of science and technology
  • Explore these dynamics across world societies and cultures
  • Develop sensitivity to issues of gender, race, and justice across areas of knowledge, including: engineering, medicine, environment, cognition, security, innovation, design
  • Employ STS approaches as scholars or practitioners (e.g. engineers, scientists, or policy makers)

Program of Study

 4 courses total

Core Course
Select one of the following:3
Science, Technology & Soceity: Core Seminar
Science, Technology and the Economy
Science, Technology, and National Security
Social and Cultural Studies of Biomedicine
Science and Technology Beyond Borders
Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Philosophy of Design
Feminist Theory and STS
Elective 13
Total Credit Hours6

Select up to one other elective, subject to student interest and STS Coordinator approval. Many appropriate courses are offered across the Ivan Allen College and the Institute, for example: CS 8893.