Lyman Briggs B.S. Degree in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
These are guidelines for planning purposes only. Students MUST
consult a department advisor for reliable and exact determination of course
requirements. Students are responsible for meeting all of their graduation requirements and need to check with the department of their major to confirm their exact requirements.

University Requirements
20
Tier 1 Writing LB 133 or WRA 110-150 4
IAH Integrated Arts & Humanities 8
ISS Integrated Social Science 8
Math
LB 118 Calculus I 4
LB 119 or STT 231 Calculus II or Statistics for Scientists 4 or 3
Science
LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
LB 145 Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology 5
LB 171 Chemistry I 4
LB 171L Chemistry I Lab
1
LB 172 Chemistry II 3
LB 172L Chemistry II Lab  1
LB 271 Physics I 3
LB 271L
Physics I lab
1
LB 272 Physics II 3
LB 272L
Physics II lab
1
Complete Two HPS Courses and Senior Seminar
LB 330-336, 355, 368, 425, 483 History, Philosophy, Sociology of Science 7-8
LB 492 Senior Seminar 4

Students will work one on one with a History, Philosophy, Sociology of Science faculty member to develop a personal core curriculum consisting of 24 credits in HPS courses, in addition to the 8 upper level HPS credits and 4 Senior Seminar credits required be the Lyman Briggs core program.

Courses from outside Lyman Briggs College may be selected if such courses illuminate science and technology issues, or are prerequisite to understand a History, Philosophy, Sociology of Science problem, and are pertinent to the career goals of the student. (Please note carefully that only 300-400-level courses count towards the total of twenty-four credits. Several Courses suggested below have 100-and /0r 200-level prerequisites).

Path I: History and Philosophy of Science
Most Commonly Used Courses
LB 332 Technology and Culture (F) 4
LB 333 Topics in History of Science (F,S) 4
LB 355 Philosophy of Technology (S) 4
HST 337 European Intellectual History I (F) 4
LB 490E Directed Study-HPS 1-8
ENG 483 Literature and Medicine (S) 3
HST 316 US Intellectual History since 1860 (S) 3
HST 323 United States Industrial Civilization (S) 3
HST 338 European Intellectual History II (S) 4
HST 425 American And European Health Care Since 1800 (F) 4
PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health Care (F, S) 4
PHL 380 Nature of Science (F, S) 3
PHL 462 Philosophy of Mind (F) 3
PHL 463 Introduction to Cognitive Science (S) 3
PHL 484 Philosophy of Biological Science (S) 3
PHL 485 Philosophy of Social Science (S) 3
HRT 486 Biotechnology in Agriculture (Fall of even years) 3
Path II: Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Most Commonly Used Courses
LB 334 Science, Technology, and Public Policy (S) 4
LB 335 The Natural Environment (S) 4
LB 355 Philosophy of Technology (S) 4
SOC 452 Environment and Society (F) 3
RD 320 Resource Management and Planning (F) 3
Others
LB 490E Directed Study-HPS 1-8
EC 260 Private Enterprise and Public Policy (F, S) 4
PLS 420 American Politics and Public Administration (F, S) 4
HRT 486 Biotechnology in Agriculture (Fall of even years) 3
PHL 350 Social and Political Philosophy (F) 3
SOC 321 Industrial Society (F, S) 3
SOC 362 Developing Societies (S) 3
SOC 363 Rural Sociology (F) 3
SOC 424 Complex Organizations (F, S) 3
SOC 475 Sociology of Health Care Systems (S) 3
RD 300 Environmental Communication and Conflicting Mgt. (F) 3
RD 324 Water Resource Development (S) 3
FOR 430 Law and Resources (F) 3
RD 440 The Resource Development Policy Process in MI (S) 3
RD 460 Natural Resource Economics (S) 3
Path III: Medical Humanities
Most Commonly Used Courses
ANP 370 Culture, Health, and Illness (S) 3
HST 425 American and European Health Care Since 1800 (F) 4
PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health Care Systems (S) 4
SOC 475 Sociology of Health Care Systems (S) 3
Once Course From Each of the Following Categories
Category I: Cultural Dimensions of Health
ANP 370 Literature and Medicine (S) 3
GEO 435 Geography of Health and Disease (F) 3
LB 332 Technology and Culture 4
MUS 476 Psychology of Music: Foundations (F) 3
MUS 477 Psychology of Music: Research Methodology and Appls (S) 2
SOC 321 Industrial Society (F, S) 3
Category II: History and Philosophy of Science/Technology/Biomedicine
HST 425 American and European Health Care Since 1800 (F) 4
LB 332 Technology and Culture (F,S) 4
LB 333 Topics in History of Science (F,S) 4
LB 335 The Natural Environment (S) 4
PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health Care (F,S) 4
PHL 380 Nature of Science (F) 4
PHL 480 Philosophy of Science (F) 4
PHL 484 Philosophy of Biological Sciences (S) 3
Category III: Social Dimensions of Health
EC 498 Economics of Health Care (Fall of odd years) 3
HNF 375 Community Nutrition (F) 3
MUS 470 Music Therapy (F) 3
PHL 485 Philosophy of Social Science (S) 3
PSY 320 Health Psychology (F, S) 3
SOC 475 Sociology of Health Care Systems (S) 3

Another 9-13 credits would be required to complete Path II as a Field of Concentration in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science. These additional credits can be earned from completing more of the courses listed above and or appropriate substitutions. See HPS faculty for further assistance.

Other electives for BS Degree total 120 credits.

IMPORTANT: These guidelines are presented for planning purposes only. Students MUST
consult a department advisor for reliable and exact determination of individual’s course
requirements.