Science has a huge impact on our world, for good and ill. This means that scientists have a responsibility to think about the consequences of their work and to explain to others why it is worthwhile. 

The Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good (the CSCG) molds responsible citizen-scientists through programs that unite the Ursinus culture of research and creativity with the habits of reflection and judgment cultivated by the College’s distinctive first-year course, the Common Intellectual Experience

Supported by an Undergraduate Science Education Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the CSCG offers: