At present, the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine does not offer an undergraduate major, but you can minor in this field. Those wishing to pursue study in this area can do so through the Individualized Major Program (IMP).
Inquiries and applications to this program should be made at the IMP office, Ballantine Hall 129. The minor requires 15 credit hours in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, chosen in consultation with an adviser, including:
- One introductory course: X102, X200, or X451
- One core course: X340 or X411
- Research Ethics: document with the department that you have completed the no-credit courses/workshops offered through the IU Office of Research Compliance: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Human Subject Research
- One course from the “Tool Skill” list found in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin
- One course from the Elective list found in the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin
- One capstone course: X433
Selected courses in the department fulfill some of the College of Arts and Sciences fundamental skills requirements, as well as some distribution requirements for: Traditions and Ideas; Social Inquiry; Historical Studies; and Mathematical Sciences and Cognition. All other schools accept approved History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine courses to fulfill some of their distribution requirements. See each individual school's Bulletin for a listing of approved courses.
You should always consult with your advisers to ensure that a particular HPSC course will meet your needs.