2019-2020 Academic Year

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Chair

Anthony Yue, MBA (SMU), PhD (SMU), Associate Professor

Minor in Science Communication

A minor in Science Communication is available as a second minor to students enrolled in Majors in the Bachelor of Science degree. It is available as a minor to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science General Studies or students in other programs who have completed 5 units of Core A - Sciences & Mathematics courses as indicated in the Core Group List on page 63 of the Academic Calendar.

The minor consists of:

❏ COMM 1501
0.5 unit      
                                            
❏ COMM 3512/WRIT 35120.5 unit
 
❏ COMM/PBRL 2013   0.5 unit 
                                                                                     
  
and 1.5 units from the following List:  
- Courses available without additional prerequisites: 
  
❏ COMM 20160.5 unit
 
❏ COMM 2211/PBRL 2211
0.5 unit
 
❏ COMM 3013/PBRL 3013  0.5 unit
 
❏ COMM 3023
0.5 unit 
 
❏ COMM 3024
0.5 unit 
 
❏ COMM 4511  0.5 unit
 
❏ HIST 2250     0.5 unit
 
❏ HIST 2251 0.5 unit
 
❏ PBRL 2012 0.5 unit
 
❏ WRIT 1120 0.5 unit
 
   
- Courses that may require additional prerequisites beyond what is required for the minor:
❏ ENGL 2220/WRIT 22200.5 unit
 
❏ ENGL 3330/WRIT 3330 
0.5 unit 
❏ ENGL 4405/WRIT 4405 
0.5 unit
 
❏ WRIT 2222 
0.5 unit
 
❏ WRIT 33310.5 unit
 
❏ WRIT 3332
0.5 unit
 
❏ COMM 45000.5 unit
 
❏ COMM 4501
0.5 unit
 

Admission Requirements

NOTE: Admission to this program has been suspended for the 2019-2020 academic year.

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, students admitted to the BSc (Science Communication) program require the following: Grade XII chemistry and a minimum of one other science, plus grade XI and XII academic or advanced mathematics. Applicants without the mathematics or chemistry requirements may be admitted conditionally and must acquire the prerequisites through elective or non-credit work before or during the first year of the program.

Program Requirements

Students must fulfill the following requirements:
successful completion of 20.0 units 
obtain a GPA of 2.0 in the courses required for the specialization
Required Communication Courses (5.5 units)
COMM 1501
0.5 unit
COMM 2013/PBRL 2013  0.5 unit
COMM 2211/PBRL 2211
0.5 unit

COMM 2025
 0.5 unit
COMM 3022  0.5 unit
❏ COMM 3512/WRIT 3512  0.5 unit 
COMM 4500
0.5 unit
COMM 4501
0.5 unit
PBRL 2012
0.5 unit
PBRL 2015
0.5 unit
PBRL 3014 0.5 unit
WRIT 1120
0.5 unit
 
2.0 units selected from the following:2.0 units

    COMM 3013/PBRL 3013
    COMM 4511
    ENGL 2220/WRIT 2220
    ENGL 3330/WRIT 3330
    ENGL 4405/WRIT 4405
    PBRL 4405
    WRIT 2222
    WRIT 3331

0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit
0.5 unit


Required Core Science (4.0 units)
BIOL 1152
0.5 unit
BIOL 1153
0.5 unit
CHEM 1011
0.5 unit
CHEM 1012
0.5 unit
PSYC 1110
0.5 unit
PSYC 1120
0.5 unit
PSYC 2209
0.5 unit
BIOL 2213 or CHEM 2505
0.5 unit

 

Science Focus
Students select on the advice of the appropriate science department Chair within one science discipline in addition to the core courses that meet the object of depth in one area of their science knowledge base.

Biology Focus (4.0 units)
2.0 units of BIOL at the 2000 level or above2.0 units

2.0 units of BIOL at the 3000 level or above
(selected in consultation with an advisor)

2.0 units
Chemistry Focus (4.0 units)
2.0 units of CHEM at the 2000 level or above2.0 units
2.0 units of CHEM at the 3000 level or above
(selected in consultation with an advisor)
2.0 units
Psychology Focus (4.0 units)
2.0 units of PSYC at the 2000 level or above2.0 units
2.0 units of PSYC at the 3000 level or above
(selected in consultation with an advisor)
2.0 units
 
Required Arts & Humanities Courses (3.5 units)
COMM 3501 or COMM 35021.0 unit
HIST 22500.5 unit
LIBR 21000.5 unit
MATH 22080.5 unit
MATH 22090.5 unit
PHIL 2209 or PHIL 2229

0.5 unit

 Electives (1.0 units)
1.0 units of electives1.0 units




Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2019-2020 academic year which runs from September 01, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

For information on the current 2018-2019 academic year, which concludes August 31, 2019, please consult the the complete 2018-2019 Academic Calendars: Undergraduate Academic Calendar and Graduate Academic Calendars.

 

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