The Mount is renowned for its innovative
programs: one of the newest is the four-year Bachelor of Science
(Science Communication). Science communicators form the bridge between
science and the work of scientists, and the broader public. Science
communication includes all of those processes and practices by which
science becomes part of our larger culture. An exciting addition to professional studies,
the program capitalizes on the Mount’s strengths in the areas of
communication studies and science to fill a gap in Canada’s need for
well-qualified science communicators. Students in the program will choose a focus in either psychology, chemistry or biology. Program Description and Requirements »
First program of its kind in Canada
This program is enticing to students who excel in science and are looking for ways to further their education by putting science knowledge and studies into practice in combination with a passionate interest in communication, writing, English or media.
Linking science with public opinion
will become literate in broad areas of science while focusing in your
choice of chemistry, biology or psychology. By the time you graduate
you will understand how science works and be able to keep abreast of new
developments in science and technology. In addition, you will
understand communication and mass media theory and how public opinion
Gain experience with the Internship Program
The Mount is known for its experiential learning opportunities, and students in the Science Communication program have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through an internship at an organization in the community.
This program is a 13-16 week paid or unpaid work term following a student's third year of study. This program bridges the areas of communication studies and science, resulting in qualified science communicators who can work in a variety of sectors including government, school districts, universities, non-profit agencies, private sector companies and media outlets.
Developing skills for success
With an appreciation of the importance of science in
everyday life and society at large, you will also learn to think
critically, solve problems, make dynamic public presentations, write
lucidly for a variety of audiences, creatively use the new technologies
for communication, and plan and implement communication campaigns.
Preparing for your Next Step
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) program, you will be prepared to work with government
departments, school districts, university researchers, non-profit
agencies, private sector companies and media outlets to name a few. Graduates are also prepared for future academic endeavors in medicine, dentistry, law, health promotion, health
administration, environmental science, public relations, communication