Science and Society

Science and Society is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the different ways science and technology shape modern society and, in turn, how society shapes science and technology. From the food we eat to the way we conceive family relations or our obligations to future generations, our daily practices and our beliefs are increasingly influenced by scientific research and its applications. In turn, politics, public opinion, moral beliefs and cultural practices affect scientific and technological development. Courses in this program address such topics as science and values, science-related policy and politics, ethical uses of technology, scientific revolutions and controversies, modeling and communication of scientific research, and knowledge transfer from research to commercial and societal applications. 


Admission Information

  • Apply to the Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus 
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required.
  • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


Bachelor of Arts Program

  • Science and Society (minor)


First-Year Courses

Science and Society minor does not offer any courses at the first-year level.


Advice for First Year

It is recommended that students intending to pursue an HPS degree take one of the HPS 100-level courses during their first year of study.



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