Studying Science Communication and Public Outreach at Weber State
The Science Communication and Public Outreach Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree option is designed for students with a passion for science and a desire to share it with the public. The program includes coursework in science, design, and communication, culminating in a capstone project that combines your scientific knowledge with communication to various audiences.
Science Communication and Public Outreach Highlights
The Science Communication and Public Outreach program consists of four components: communication emphasis, design emphasis, science and technology emphasis, and the capstone project.
- In the communication emphasis, you'll learn about public speaking, media writing, communication and more.
- In the design emphasis, you'll learn about art, user experience (UX) design, professional and technical writing, design and more.
- In the science and technology emphasis, you'll get to choose whether you want to work with our talented faculty in the areas of science, social science, business, engineering or health.
Beyond the Classroom
Our students work on Science Communication and Outreach Capstone projects to gain experience working with the public in a science outreach capacity. After choosing an emphasis on communication, design, or science/technology, research is conducted to further their expertise on the subject of their choice.