The minor in Science Communication is designed to educate highly qualified communicators who have interests in specialized academic disciplines and career fields. Because science often involves complicated research and processes, communicating the results of that work requires special skills. This program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of niche career opportunities in media, corporate communication, science-related industries, and scientific environments.

Effective Fall 2021

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

JTC 210Newswriting3
JTC 211Visual Communication3
JTC 319Science and Environmental Communication3
JTC 350Public Relations3
JTC 419Food and Natural Resources Communication3
Select two courses from the following:6
Reporting: General News
Online Storytelling and Audience Engagement
Feature Writing
Publicity and Media Relations
Crisis Communication
Advertising Creativity and Copywriting
Audience Insights
Writing for Specialized Magazines
Data Journalism
Publications Design and Production
Web Design and Development
Data Visualization Design
Integrated Communication Campaigns
Program Total Credits:21