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C-STRIDE Advanced Graduate Certificate

C-STRIDE is a multidisciplinary advanced graduate certificate that will give you the interdisciplinary skills to assist, create, and eventually lead in the translation of complex data-enabled research into informed decisions and sound policies. The certificate requires a total of 15 credits from the following courses.

Students from the following departments are invited to join STRIDE:

Applied Math & Statistics
•Biomedical Informatics
•Computer Science
•Ecology & Evolution
•Electrical & Computer Engineering  
•Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

•Materials Science & Chemical Engineering
•Public Health  
Technology & Society 

If you do not see your department listed above and want to get involved with STRIDE, please send an email to Educational Program Manager, Dr. Jennifer McCauley.

Certificate Requirements - 15 Credits:
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science (3 credits, total)
JRN 501:  Science Communication I- 1 credit
JRN 503: Science Communication II - 1 credit
JRN 513: Science of Science Communication - 1 credit 
JRN 565: Communicating Your Science - 3 credits
JRN 522: Communicating for Decision Makers (3 credits)
JRN 501: Science Communication I (1 credit - replaces one of the 1-credit seminar courses)

Statistics course - 3 credits (from the course catalog)

MAR 534: Scientific Decision Support - 1 credit

Elective in policy or applied science - 3 credits (from the course catalog)

CSE 564: Visualization - 3 credits

Seminar Electives (2 credits, total)*
Elective in environment or energy - 1 credit
Elective in environment or energy - 1 credit 
*1 -credit total if enrolling in JRN 522

To matriculate into the STRIDE certificate program, please complete the following form:  Permission to Enroll in Secondary Certificate. Please complete and submit to the Graduate School via email to, copying Jennifer McCauley on the email ( 

Please note:

 The Permission to Enroll form must be submitted to the Graduate School at least one (1) day prior to the start of the upcoming semester. Any forms submitted once the current semester has begun will be effective as of the following semester. For example, if you submit your form at least one day prior to the start of the fall semester, you will be actively enrolled as of the fall. If you submit it once the fall semester has begun, you will be registered active as of the following spring semester.  

Students are encouraged to enroll in the certificate program as early as possible in their graduate studies in order to maximize the amount of courses that can fulfill dual requirements. 

You may utilize the STRIDE Course Completion Form to conveniently track which requirements you have met and which you still need to fulfill. 

If you have any questions about course requirements or general STRIDE-related questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Jennifer McCauley.

STRIDE Course Catalog