Prospective Students

Majors offered

History and Philosophy of Science, BA

Major requirements

Enrichment opportunities


Preparation for graduate study, research, teaching


Each incoming student is assigned an academic advisor within the Dietrich School’s Academic Advising Center. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once per term before they can enroll in classes for the next term. Students are encouraged to schedule additional appointments as necessary. Students will remain with their assigned advisor until they declare a major; once a major is declared, the student will transition to a new advisor within their major department.

HPS is unique in that it offers an interdisciplinary approach to the modern sciences, focusing on their history and their philosophy, which includes their methodology, intellectual, ethical and social aspects, and the ramifications that the sciences have in all fields of human endeavor. 

Our department is small, so we're able to provide an extraordinary level of interaction, often person to person, with undergraduates The advisors and Directors of Undergraduate Studies can see students and address their concerns very quickly, and our faculty members pride themselves on assisting our undergraduates in their decision making and orientation process.

For more information about our department, or to schedule a visit or tour, please contact the Dietrich School's recruitment team at

If you are interested in graduate programs at the Dietrich School, please email for more information.