Curriculum Requirements for the Bachelors of Science in HTS

Checklists and Courses

Expand the links below to see the core and elective requirements for the HTS undergraduate degree.

The B.S. HTS requires 122 total hours.

Degree Curriculum

Georgia Tech Core (36 hours)

Computing Requirement (3 hrs)

Students complete either CS 1315, CS 1301, or a computer programming course approved as satisfying the general education requirements in computer literacy.

Wellness Requirement (2 hrs)

All undergraduate students attending Georgia Tech must satisfactorily complete a wellness requirement (APPH 1040, 1050, or equivalent).

Humanities And Fine Arts (12 hrs)

HTS students take ENGL 1101 and 1102 and six credit hours in a single foreign language.  ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 must be completed in the student's first 30 credit hours at Georgia Tech.  Applicable language classes may not be taught in English.

Social Science Electives (3 hrs)

The state of Georgia requires all students to take a course on the government and history of the United States. Any one of the following courses will fulfill this requirement: HIST 2111, HIST 2112, INTA 1200, POL 1101, or PUBP 3000. This course must be taken in addition to the HIST 2111/2112 class taken to fulfill the HTS core requirement.  HTS students satisfy the additional required nine hours of social science courses with their HTS classes.  Note that credit is not given for both INTA 1200 and POL 1101.

Mathematics (8 hrs)

Students must choose one course to fulfill Area A2 of the general education requirements (1501 or 1552 or 1555 or 1712) and one course or course sequence to fulfill Area D of the general education requirements (1502 or 1551 + 1553 or 1551 + 1554 or 1551 +1564 or 1550 + 1553 or 1550 + 1554 or 1550 + 1564 or 1711).  Course(s) to fulfill Area A2 must be completed in the student's first 30 credit hours at Georgia Tech.

Science (8 hrs)

Students take two of the following eight courses: BIOL 1220, BIOL 1510, BIOL 1520, CHEM 1211K, CHEM 1212K, CHEM 1310, CHEM 1311 & 1312, EAS 1600, EAS 1601, EAS 2600, PHYS 2211 or PHYS 2212. The courses need not be taken as a sequence.

History, Technology, and Society Core (32 hours)

Students acquire a grounding in history and sociology by completing following sequence of courses.  All classes must be taken for a letter grade and students must earn at least a C in the class for it to count towards the HTS core.

  • HTS Non-US requirement (two courses, selected from a menu),
  • HTS Science, Technology, or Medicine requirement (two courses, selected from a menu),
  • SOC 1101,
  • HIST 2111 or 2112, and
  • HTS 2101.*

They also take one economics course from the following: ECON 2100, 2101, 2105, or 2106.

Students complete two HTS 4000-level research seminars (four credits each) in their junior and senior years.  

* Note that HTS 2101 is a pre-requisite with concurrency for HTS seminars.  HTS 2101 must be taken before or at the same time as an HTS seminar.

History, Technology, and Society Electives (24 hours)

HTS requires that students complete an additional 24 hours of HTS electives, in the following configuration:

  • 9 hours selected from any School of History and Sociology classes,
  • 3 hours selected from any School of History and Sociology HISTORY classes (no special topics courses),
  • 3 hours selected from any School of History and Sociology SOCIOLOGY classes (no special topics courses), and
  • 9 hours selected from one of the seven available areas of specialization.

One class (three credit hours) with a D grade can be used to fulfill HTS electives.

List of all HIST, HTS, and SOC classes

Non-Major Cluster (12 hours)

Students are required to complete a 12-hour non-major cluster--12 hours of coursework in one field/one course prefix (e.g., 12 hours of BIOL) or 12 hours that all apply to the same interdisciplinary certificate or minor, through they may have different course prefixes.

Free Electives (18 hours)

Students are encouraged to use the remaining 18 hours of free electives to broaden their education, to complete research projects, internships, and study abroad courses, to fulfill certificate or minor requirements, and to prepare themselves for careers and postgraduate education.