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Binghamton University, State University of New York History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (Minor)
Binghamton University, State University of New York

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (Minor)

Binghamton, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 7,070 *


* for new York state residents | for out-of-state residents and international residents - $26,160


The minor in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine supplements the studies of students majoring in other fields with a coherent, thematic program in History. The minor introduces students to the history of science, technology, and medicine in a variety of time periods, geographic regions, and religious and cultural systems.

It grounds developments within science, technology, and medicine in a specific historic context, and it encourages students to consider these developments in relation to broader political, social, cultural, and intellectual trends. It seeks to expose students to historical methodology and historical questions, enhancing and deepening their understanding of the development of related fields in the life and natural sciences, engineering, medicine, nursing, and environmental studies.

Each student completing the minor in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine develops a program to satisfy the minor requirements in consultation with the department's advisors.

Internships, Research Opportunities, and More

All History majors and minors take a senior seminar in which a history professor advises them as they conduct their historical research. History majors can also pursue independent study in the research area of interest to them in consultation with a faculty member. All students are welcome to submit their history papers to the student-edited Binghamton Journal of History for publication. Students should also watch for opportunities to enroll in a faculty-led study abroad program in such locations as Greece, Turkey, or France. Many History courses also offer scope for student research or community-engaged service-learningservice-learning service-learnin,abouthistoricalperiodscommunity-engaged service-learninservice-learning and service learning work. Students may also sign up for an internship which enables them to earn Harpur credit for field experience at a local museum or research library. For further help in finding internship, service learning, and study abroad opportunities in history, visit the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives.

The department is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of history. We hold a ceremony to induct new members and celebrate student award winners each spring.

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You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!

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