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Welcome to Science Studies

The Science Studies Program at UCSD was established in 1989. At present, the Program involves twenty core faculty members and forty-two graduate students from the Program's "home" departments of communication, history, philosophy, and sociology. Students and faculty in the Program are committed to working toward deeper understanding of scientific knowledge in its full cultural and historical context. The Program offers students an opportunity to integrate the perspectives developed within the communication of science, history of science, sociology of science, and philosophy of science, while receiving a thorough training at the professional level in one of those disciplines.

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Alum Spotlight

Congratulations to Science Studies alumnus Bekir Harun Küçük, who has been awarded the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal for the best dissertation for 2012-13 in the Division of Arts and Humanities. Harun defended his thesis, "Early Enlightenment in Istanbul," in August 2012. In September, he will begin a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

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Contact Us

For further information on the Science Studies graduate program or minor in Science, Technology, and Society, write, call, or e-mail:

Science Studies Program
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0113
La Jolla, CA 92093

Telephone: (858) 534-0491
E-mail: ssadmin@ucsd.edu