Science and Technical Communication Major
Many sectors of life require clear, accurate descriptions of scientific principles, methodologies and phenomena. This major requires writing skill and scientific understanding. Whether writing technical briefs, grants or marketing information there is a definite need for people prepared to tackle the melding of the art of writing with the technological jargon of science. In this major you can expect to be provided with a path to tackle this challenge.
You will learn how the human machine works through the study of anatomy, physiology and microbes as well as the tools needed to communicate at the corporate level. Studies include strategies and tactics for written and face-to-face communications with different audiences, public speaking and productive teamwork.
Program ConcentrationsThis program is made up of the following concentrations. Learn more about concentrations.
Corporate Communication Concentration equips students with the tools they need to communicate at the corporate level. Includes strategies and tactics for communicating with different audiences in writing and face-to-face, public speaking, and working in teams.
Courses in this Concentration
How does the human machine work? Anatomy, physiology, and microbes define our existence from birth to death, the material in this course is useful for any owner of the human body. If you want to learn how to maximize your quality of life, then the Human Biology concentration could prove invaluable.
Courses in this Concentration
Concentrations on this page are required for this program. Additional courses or concentrations may need to be added to meet program or credit requirements.
- Applied Statistics
- Team Dynamics
- Communication Tactics
- Strategic Speaking
- Professional Communication
- Anatomy & Physiology Theory I
- Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
- Microbiology Laboratory
- General Physiology
- Developmental Biology
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
Liberal Arts Core
LEADERSHIP: 4 credits
- Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
- Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.)
- Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
- Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
- Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
- Language & Culture (3 cr.)
CORE LITERACIES: 15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
- Narratives of Identity (3 cr.)
- Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)
- Social Tensions (3 cr.)
- The American Experience (3 cr.)
- Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)
7 Jobs for Science Majors
Job Options for Science Majors
- Environmentalist Scientist
- Forensic Scientist
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