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Overview for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

A program that focuses on the historical evolution of scientific theories and science applications and technologies, as well as the philosophy of science and its historical socio-economic context. Includes instruction in the concepts And methods of philosophical inquiry, historiography of science, and research methods in the history of the scientific and engineering disciplines, including mathematics.

Careers for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Majors

A major in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Top 10 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
 22
(1.3%)
Most Selective$33,696 
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
 12
(1.0%)
Most Selective$39,381 
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
 20
(0.8%)
Moderately Selective$25,716 
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Willamette University
Salem, OR
 3
(0.7%)
Moderately Selective$35,610 
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
 5
(0.3%)
Most Selective$39,150 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
 18
(0.3%)
Moderately Selective$23,059 
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
 10
(0.3%)
Moderately Selective$23,852 
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University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
 7
(0.3%)
Most Selective$38,970 
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT
 3
(0.2%)
Less Selective$14,102 
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
 3
(0.0%)
Moderately Selective$24,367 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.