Photo: Passion Puddle in Spring.

Students will be required to complete a total of 21 credits of Minor-approved Elective or Skills (Students cannot apply more than 3 1-credit Skills classes towards the Graduation requirements) courses, which must include two required courses and participation in a public science presentation which must be approved by the Program Advisor. The balance of the courses can be from the list of Elective Minor courses.

Required courses (6 credits)

  • Environment and Health in Society and Mass Media (Human Ecology) 11:374:225
  • Risk, Health and Safety (Human Ecology) 11:374:430
  • Communication in the Life Sciences (Human Ecology) 11:374:435


  • Public science presentation

Elective Minor courses (15 credits required )

Full Semester Electives (3 credits each)

Human Ecology
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Communicating sciences to informal audiences 11:628:307
  • Weather, Climate and Television I 11:670:111 (1.5 credit) 11:670:111
  • Weather, Climate and Television II 11:670:111 (1.5 credit) 11:670:111
Nutritional Sciences
  • Nutrition Communication 11:709:442 (prereqs: 709:202, 255, 441)
Program in Science Learning
Women and Gender Studies
Online courses

7-Week Skills Electives (1.5 credit each)

  • Creating Effective Science Visuals 11:374:240
  • Science Talks & Posters 11:374:241
  • Coming soon Grant Development and Management

NOTE: additional courses will be added as developed/approved