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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
Animal Science 067
Biochemistry 115
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Minor in Medicinal and Economic Botany (18-19 credits)
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Minor in Nonprofit Leadership (23 credits)
Minor in Nutrition (20-24 credits)
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Minor in Science Communication (18 credits)
Minor in Science Outreach (18 credits)
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Certificate in Environmental Geomatics (19 credits)
Certificate in Environmental Planning (21 credits)
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Certificate in Food Systems Education and Administration (21-22 credits)
Certificate in Horticultural Therapy (34-37 credits)
Certificate in Medicinal and Economic Botany (25 credits)
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Science Outreach (18 credits)  

Minor in Science Outreach (18 credits)

Adviser: Mary L. Nucci, PhD (

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The Minor in Science Outreach (18 credits) will provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary for careers that include the promotion of the public awareness and understanding of science, as well as for participation in informal science education. Educating the public about science has in recent years become a major component of the missions of research institutes, universities, science museums, science and nature centers, environmental or agricultural-based non-profits, non-governmental-organizations, extension arms of universities, and business and industry.  All of these offer career opportunities for students with interest in popularizing and communicating science for the general public.  Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of science outreach, the Minor draws upon expertise from a number of departments to ensure that students are well equipped to address issues on outreach to the public.  Students are encouraged to contact the Program Director prior to signing up for the Minor to discuss their interest and class selections.

Learning Goals
After completing the program students will be able to:
  • Relate the need for understanding science and the scientific process for evidence-based decision making.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of informal communication of science.
  • Develop skills required for the public communication of science.

Minor Requirements

Required (9 credits)
11:374:103  Introduction to Science Communication
11:374:335  Informal Science Education

One course in introductory science - See or for list of eligible classes


01:119:204 Outreach in Biology (Prerequisites: 01:119:115, 116 General Biology I And II; 01:119:117 Biological Research Laboratory).

Electives (9 credit, must take at least one course from each section)
11:300:340  Communicating and teaching climate science 
11:374:240  Visualizing information: Storytelling with data
11:374:310  Storytelling for science majors
07:965:330  Improving communication through improv
11:355:425   Web authoring
01:355:375  Collaborative writing practices (social networking)
Informal education/learning
11:374:416  Environmental education in the school curriculum 
11:607:401  Foundations of program planning
11:607:485  Understanding group dynamics and team processes
11:607:402  Building community partnerships
Project development/management
11:607:364  Grant development and management
11:607:401  Foundations of program planning
11:355:315  Grant writing
01:355:399/400  CESEP Internships

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