Programs of Study in the History of Science


Undergraduate Program

What is History and Science?

About 50 years ago, C. P. Snow, the English scientist and novelist, described science and humanistic studies as “two cultures” – increasingly distinct and mutually incomprehending.  His recommended solution was basically more science in a traditional curriculum that was then biased towards the humanities.


Graduate Programs

The Department of the History of Science offers comprehensive graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in the History of Science. We are one of the world's leading institutions for training the next generation of professional historians of science.