Science and Society
Science and Society is an interdisciplinary concentration that examines the processes of scientific discovery and the establishment of scientific policies and systems of belief from historical, philosophical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. Concentrators analyze the practices, norms, and values that reflect and shape our deepest convictions about what is considered "science." Students select courses in the physical sciences, life sciences, or mathematics and choose a thematic track that may include the history and philosophy of science, gender and science, race, science and ethnicity, health and medicine, environment and society, or they may create their own independent focus. Science and Society prepares students to follow, guide, and shape scientific knowledge as it travels from the laboratory into the public arena.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Freelance Journalist, Self-employed
- Paralegal, Neufeld, Scheck and Brustin, LLC
- Paralegal/Trial Preparation Assistant, New York County District Attorney's Office
- Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD