Science, Technology, and Society
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Science, Technology and Society (STS)

Farmingdale State College’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Science, Technology and Society (STS), formerly known as Technologies Studies, is a dynamic interdisciplinary program that allows students to explore the connections between science, technology, and society. With a cutting-edge focus on globalization, scientific advancement, and technological innovation, Science, Technology and Society represents the epitome of the applied social science program of the 21st century. The STS program addresses the employment needs of the greater Long Island region and the diverse academic interests of its majors by providing students with an interdisciplinary program of study that incorporates the practical uses of technological knowledge, scientific inquiry, the application of theory to complex problems, and an integrated approach to the learning process.

Our students examine the real-world effects of globalization, exploring the historical, political, economic, and sociological impact of worldwide industrialization, cross-border technology transfer, transnational economic interdependence, global environmental issues, the spread of information and communication technologies, and other important facets of the current process of globalization. In addition to hands-on training in the technology-related fields, STS majors also develop a strong background in the ways in which scientific, technological, and industrial development have influenced and continue to shape history, society, culture, and commerce on the local, national, and international levels.

The Science, Technology and Society Department is located in Memorial Hall, Room 115 (631-420-2220). The office is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday.

You may contact the STS Departmental Instructional Support Assistant at [Note: All appointments are made using our online system - see below.]

Dr. Robert A. Saunders, Chairperson
Dr. Beverly Kahn, Academic Advisement and Information Center Liaison
Dr. Stephen Patnode, Advisor
Dr. Victor Huang, Advisor
Dr. Michael De Castro, Advisor
Dr. Dandan Chen, Advisor
Dr. Jack Simonson, Advisor
Dr. Bryan Field, Advisor
Dr. Jeffrey Oishi, Advisor
Dr. Edmund Douglass, Advisor
Ms. Tamara Sooknauth, Instructional Support Assistant

Advisement for the Fall 2015 term will done by appointment ONLY from February 2 - May 8. Note: All advising is done in the STS Offices (Memorial Hall, Rooms 113-116). Available appointment times after March 1 are as follows (limited hours are available between February 2 and February 28):

Monday - 10:30AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday - 9:30AM - noon
Wednesday - 9:30AM - 6:00PM
Thursday - 11:00AM -2:00PM
Friday - 11:00AM -12:30PM (advisees should report directly to Room 116)

Make an appointment with an STS Advisor

Students may also choose to schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisement and Information Center (AAIC). Note: All advising appointments during the SUMMER are conducted by the AAIC.

***When classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, advising for that day is also suspended. Please contact the Department to re-book your appointment.***