Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2022

Degree Requirements

REQUIRED COURSES (18 Credits)

COM 516: Communication Research Methods (3 credits)

COM 526: Building and Assessing Communication Strategies (3 credits)

COM 565: Communicating Your Science (3 credits)

COM 577: Communication Law and Ethics (3 credits)

COM 588: Graduate Internship (3 credits)

COM 699: Master’s Project in Science Communication (3 credits)



CHOOSE 5 ELECTIVES (15 credits)

JRN 500: Introduction to News Media Concepts and Institutions (3 credits)

JRN 510: Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism (3 credits)

COM 518: History of Science Communication (3 credits)

COM 522: Communicating Science to Decision-Makers (3 credits)

JRN 525: Health, Environment, Science and Technology Reporting (3 credits)

JRN 528: Engaging with Journalists (3 credits)

JRN 530: The Big Story: Science Issues Seminar (3 credits)

COM 534: Communicating Your Science Using Digital Media (3 credits)

COM 575: Special Topics in Science Communication (3 credits)

JRN 581: Advanced Digital Media (3 credits)

COM 585: Communicating Science and Health Risks to the Public (3 credits)

COM 587: Independent Study (3 credits)

COM 603: Storytelling and Narrative Design (3 credits)

COM 605: Environmental Communication (3 credits)

COM 609: Studies in Visual Culture (3 credits)

COM 618: STEM Playwriting and Screenwriting (3 credits)

 

The Graduate Committee, which consists of the Graduate Program Director and three other faculty, will identify other relevant courses and formally review them to determine if they are appropriate for the MS in Science Communication.