Students are required to complete 24 credits in history of science courses as well as 30 credits in science courses (lab classes are acceptable) to complete the major. Detailed requirements can be found in the academic catalog; please contact the department if you have further questions.
To minor in the history of science, medicine, and technology, students must earn 18 credits (six courses) in the department. Detailed requirements can be found in the academic catalog.
Honors and Thesis
Students who demonstrate excellence in coursework may write a senior thesis for honors credit. The thesis, a yearlong research project of about 40 pages, is done under close faculty supervision. Topics reflect student interests, and in the past have explored such themes as medieval Islamic spiritual medicine, debates about life on Mars, medical humanitarianism in Rwanda, bridge design and engineering, and the history of palliative care in the U.S.