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 three 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 (9 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

Elective Minor courses (12 credits required )

Full Semester Electives (3 credits each)

Biochemistry
  • Biochemical Communication 11:115:491
Communication
  • Science and Health Journalism 04:567:340
  • Health Communication 04:192:407
  • Health Literacy 04:192:307
  • Communication Theory 04:192:200
History
  • History of Science and Society 01:506:251
Human Ecology
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Communicating sciences to informal audiences (Spring 2016)
Program in Science Learning
  • Environmental Education in the School Curriculum 11:300 (or 704):416
  • Informal Science Education 11:300:335
Philosophy
  • Bioethics 01:730:249
Psychology
  • Social Psychology 01:830:321
  • Health Psychology 01:830:377
Women and Gender Studies
  • Gender and Science 01:988:240
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