History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

About the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine (HPSC) is concerned with the structure and development of the natural, social, and medical sciences and the interplay between science and society. The department provides a diverse set of courses for undergraduates interested in the foundations of scientific knowledge, scientific methods and practices, the rise of science and medicine from their origins to the present, and the social and intellectual impacts of science and medicine.