Science in Society Program

The sciences and medicine affect almost every facet of our lives: our bodies, daily routines, physical surroundings, self-understanding, intellectual life, economic prospects, and political possibilities. The Science in Society Program is a dynamic interdisciplinary major that examines the sciences, medicine and technology as integral to society and culture. Our students explore the history, philosophy, and social studies of science and medicine together with advanced work in a science, to prepare themselves for a world that respects no clear boundary between nature and culture.

SiSP Featured Event

Naming Madness: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 11am - 5pm | Judd Hall 116

Distinctions between the ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ mind have long prompted debate among the public as well as scientific experts, yet it is only recently that conventional scientific categorizations have come under scrutiny.  This symposium brings together multidisciplinary experts who will address the controversies and discuss biomedical, psychosocial, and alternative models for understanding and naming forms of ‘madness.’  Facebook event found HERE.