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The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

  • History
  • Sociology
  • Health, Medicine, and Society
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Social Justice
  • Sports, Society, and Technology
  • Women, Science, and Technology

The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.



  • School Searching for a New Chair

    The School of History and Sociology is searching for a new chair to lead a dynamic and innovative faculty composed of sociologists and historians.  Read more about the position.

  • About the School of History and Sociology

    The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

  • The Latest Edition of the HSOC Annual Newsletter

    The School of History and Sociology released its annual newsletter.  
    Read about the activities of HSOC over the past year.

  • Keep Up with HSOC, Week-by-Week

    Did you know that the School of History and Sociology produces a weekly newsletter, in addition to its annual newsletter?  Click on the "Weekly Newsletter" link in the "News and Events" menu at the top of the page.

  • "America in the World" Lecture Series

    The School of History and Sociology, with generous support from the B. & B. Stern Foundation, presents the 2016 - 2017 "America in the World" Lecture Series.

  • Fall 2016 Speaker Series

    The School of History and Sociology presents the Fall 2016 Speaker Series.  This series is in the process of being updated and details finalized, so check back often!

  • Enter the HTS Video Contest

    The School of History and Sociology is holding a video contest.  Get creative and share what you love about your major!  Prizes for the student(s) who think outside the box to show how awesome majoring in HTS can be.

  • Open Faculty Position for an Environmental Historian

    The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of history beginning fall 2017.