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Science and Technology Policy

KatjaIn recent years there has been an increasing emphasis among decision makers, interest groups, and citizens about the importance of science-based public policy at local, regional, national, and international levels of governance. As a response to these developments, the MPP program offers a new Science Policy concentration, which trains new professionals how to integrate groundbreaking science into emerging policies, practices and understandings of the world.

The Science and Technology Policy Concentration Advisor is Professor Denise Lach.

Science and Technology Policy Faculty for MPP student committees.

OSU Space Grant Program: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/

OSU College of Science: http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/

Required [16 credits total]:

  • PS 576-Science and Politics [4 credits]
  • SOC 556-Science and Technology in Social Context [4 credits]

Electives:

  • HSTS 511 - History of Science [4 credits]
  • HSTS 512 - History of Science [4 credits]
  • HSTS 514 - History of Twentieth-Century Science [4 credits]
  • HSTS 515 - Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology [4 credits]
  • HSTS 518 - Science and Society [4 credits]
  • HSTS 519 - Studies in Scientific Controversy [4 credits]
  • HSTS 521 - Technology and Change [4 credits]
  • HSTS 522 - Historical Studies of Science and Politics [4 credits]
  • NE 507 - Nonproliferation Policy [1 credit]
  • PHL 547 - Research Ethics [4 credits]
  • PHL 570 - Philosophy of Science [4 credits]
  • PHL 574 - Philosophy of Biology [4 credits]
  • WRP 524 - Socio-Technological Aspects of Water [3 credits]