ST Designation

The Council on Science and Technology ensures that courses designated STL or STN are of high quality and scientifically rigorous.  Through these courses, we hope that all students will be able to engage in science and engineering studies in a meaningful way.  

CST grants the STL and STN designation to science and engineering courses that are appropriate for students concentrating in the humanities and social sciences. Faculty members may request that existing or new courses be designated as an STL or STN. 

Applications to the Council for an STL or STN designation for a new course should be submitted as part of the CAP/CUP submissions process.

To request an STL or STN designation from the Council for a new course, please submit the following additional materials to the Office of the Dean of the College through the PeopleSoft Curriculum Management System:

  • Brief statement discussing alignment of course objectives to ST Learning Goals 
  • Course Syllabus

If you would like assistance with aligning course objectives to ST Learning Goals, please contact us well in advance of the deadline. CST staff may assist you in preparing the requested materials and can advocate on behalf of your course to the Council. 

These requests for documents apply only to new courses requesting an STL or STN designation or existing courses requesting an additional designation, not existing STL or STN courses. Once your ST request has been received by the Council, a member of our staff may contact you for additional information.

For questions about STL or STN applications, contact Evelyn Laffey.