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Science communication

Undergraduate minor

About the minor

Science communication bridges the gap between scientific research and its practical applications. The minor teaches students how to communicate about scientific topics and findings to diverse audiences, including policymakers and the public. This interdisciplinary field aims to strengthen the relationship between science and society and address pressing issues that impact our daily lives. Through effective communication, science becomes more accessible, approachable, and relevant to everyone.

A little more info

  • The science communication minor emphasizes building relationships and shedding light on the issues that affect our lives.
  • The minor includes real-world field experiences to help students make connections between science and society.
  • Students will learn skills to increase the impact and influence of scientific ideas more broadly in society.
  • They also can learn how to conduct research themselves on the science of science communication.

Career opportunities

The science communication minor complements many other programs. It allows students to expand their research skills and practice communicating scientific information. This minor will teach students skills that will allow them to contribute to the public understanding of science through careers such as science writers, journalists, communication managers, and more.

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