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The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) brings the perspective of the social sciences to bear on critical issues facing the modern world, while providing a source of analysis that emphasizes both change over time and cultural comparisons on a global scale.

  • History
  • Sociology
  • Health, Medicine, and Society
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Social Justice
  • Sports, Society, and Technology
  • Women, Science, and Technology

The program's focus on global issues related to the origin and impact of technology and science is also distinctive, providing students with the critical tools needed to understand the development of the modern world.

The masters degree in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science can be a jumping-off point for further professional training in law, business, or public policy and is an asset to those seeking careers in museums, historical agencies, and public service organizations.

This interdisciplinary degree program trains students in advanced scholarly research on the historical, social, and cultural dimensions of science and technology, past and present.  Students choose to concentrate in one of two disciplines.



  • About the School of History and Sociology

    The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and educators dedicated to the study of social change, past and present.

  • The Latest Edition of the HSOC Annual Newsletter

    The School of History and Sociology just published its annual newsletter.  
    Read about the activities of HSOC over the past year.

  • Congratulations to All the Recent HSOC Award Winners

    Taylor Prichard- IAC Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
    The Honorable Michelle L.H. Homier- IAC Distinguished Alumni Award
    Dr. Kenneth Knoespel- IAC Distinguished Faculty Award
    Dr. Amy D'Unger- IAC Teacher of the Year

  • HSOC to Host NASSH

    The School of History and Sociology will host the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) annual conference May 27 - 30.  To read more about the event, including pre- and post-conference workshops, go to

  • Missed the Symposium on American Cities? Watch the Video!

    The School of History and Sociology hosted a symposium entitled "Metropolitan America in a Globalizing Age: Inequalities and Opportunities" on April 22nd.  If you weren't able to attend, you can watch the video, which has been archived in Georgia Tech's SMARTech repository.

  • HSOC is Hiring a Postdoc in Sports Studies

    The School of History and Sociology is hiring a postdoctoral fellow for the 2016 - 2017 academic year.  View the job description.