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Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Society/Double Major/Course STS (1)

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Science Requirement
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [all but two subjects can be from the Departmental Program]
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement
Laboratory Requirement
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
Communication Requirement
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Departmental Program
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects
One STS Tier I subject
One STS Tier II subject
STS.091 Critical Issues in STS, 12, HASS-E, CI-M*
STS.ThT Undergraduate Thesis Tutorial, 6
STS.ThU Undergraduate Thesis, 12, CI-M*
Restricted Electives
A coherent group of five elective subjects in STS, plus four subjects related to the historical and social study of science and technology, in consultation with the STS undergraduate officer.
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
Unrestricted Electives
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
*Prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description. 
(1) The full major in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) may be pursued only as a second major program in conjunction with another degree program in a field of engineering or science, or in other fields on a case-by-case basis.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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