Science Communication Minor

Specialize in science communication! Sign up for our new undergraduate minor in science communication, open to students majoring in disciplines across the UO. This new program builds on more than a decade of undergraduate and graduate experiential courses in science and environmental communication.


Science Communication Minor Requirements

The minor requires 24 graded credits from approved courses, of which a minimum of 12 must be in upper-division courses.

Of the three required courses for the minor, all are upper-division courses. Two of these upper division courses are Topics courses that focus on research in the science of science communication and science storytelling. Students who wish to focus more on the research side of science communication can take multiple offerings of that Topic. Students who wish to focus more on the production and story development side can take multiple offerings of the science storytelling Topic.

Required courses (12 credits/3 courses):12
Any two area-satisfying courses used to fulfill UO's Science (>3 or >4) core education requirement. Must be graded and passed with a C or better; recommend completing this before taking J377.
Science of Science Communication (Only offered in Fall term)
Elective Courses from the following (12 credits/3 courses):12
Topics in Science of Science Communication: [Topic]
Producing the Science Story: [Topic] (Course titles offered within each "topic" will vary. These courses numbers are repeatable when topics have different titles; for a total of 16 credits)
You are not required to have one from each course number.
One of the three courses can be a pre-approved 300-/400-level course from another UO science subject. We recommend taking J377 before J477 or J478.
Pre-approved Substitutions: the course/credits below may be used toward the elective section of this minor:
Public Relations: [Topic]
Workshop: [Topic] (Science & Memory Fellows Program)
Total Credits24