Our department focuses on research that advances knowledge and understanding of the many social issues at the intersection of history, philosophy, and science. We study science in all of its theoretical and historical contexts, considering its impact on culture, politics, morality, and ethics. Our students develop the capacity to interpret the discoveries made by science and to speculate about the futures of technology and medicine.
Our faculty imparts a deep understanding of the field as it evolves. Their own work demonstrates its potential to create vital readings of historical material, including the most current developments in science and medicine. They consistently win awards for their work from the National Science Foundation and other granting agencies. Motivated graduate and undergraduate students are able to participate in and initiate research, both within the department and beyond.