Have you always been fascinated by the influences that science and technology have had on our society and our understanding of ourselves? Pursuing a degree in Science and Technology Studies at York will expose you to key issues of debate regarding the philosophical and social aspects of technological and scientific advancement. With degree routes leading to either a BA or BSc, the interdisciplinary program delves deep into questions of culture, gender, religion and how central scientific ideas and technology clash or converge with human life and how they influence our perception and ways of thinking.
Career Options in Science and Technology Studies
Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Science and Technology Studies. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Science and Technology Studies degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Science and Technology Studies than others.
- Brand Strategist
- Cultural Consultant
- Food Scientist
- Government Agency Worker
- Human Resources Specialist
- Industrial Relations Consultant
- International Business Consultant
- Market Researcher
- Media Correspondent
- Medical Technology Developer
- Medical Writer
- Museum Curator
- Non-Profit Organization Director
- Pharmaceutical Development/Sales
- Political Strategist/Analyst
- Public Policy Analyst
- Public Relations Representative
- Scientific Writer
- Social Program Director
- Speech Writer
- UN Representative
Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.
Knowing the industry and how to excel in it after receiving a degree are key elements of future success. University study sets up the building blocks you will need to develop and enhance your understanding and knowledge in your career. Being part of a professional organization or network and gaining further insight through training are excellent ways of increasing your knowledge of the field. The following is a selection of organizations related to the field of Science and Technology Studies that you may want to visit as you research career options for Science and Technology graduates.
- Association for Information Science and Technology (www.asis.org)
- International Association of Science and Technology for Development (www.iasted.org)
- York University Science & Technology Studies website: (www.yorku.ca/sts/undergraduate/about.html)
- NATO Science and Technology Organization (www.sto.nato.int)