Science Communication Graduate Certificate

About the Certificate

Certificate Overview

The science communication graduate certificate provides specialized research training in science communication. Students can tailor their coursework based on their interests in this area of research. This might include training in communicating science to the public, environmental communication, science policy, working with citizen scientists, and creating messages that can changes attitudes about scientific issues. Students select 4 courses (3 credits each).

Courses are theoretically informed, methodologically rigorous, and include interdisciplinary research from various paradigms. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty on their research activities. The certificate can be completed in 3-5 semesters. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA (truncated) with no grades lower than a “C.” Students must apply to enroll in the certificate prior to completing 50% of the coursework required in the certificate.

Why Study Science Communication at UF

Faculty within the College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) include internationally renowned science communication experts who have received funding from esteemed funding agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. CJC faculty actively collaborate with scientists, policymakers, and bench scientists.

Faculty are frequently invited grant reviewers and provide expertise on science communication for leading institutions and government.  In addition to their external collaborative research engagement, CJC faculty are active members and collaborators with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the College of Engineering and the STEM Translational Communication Center, which is housed within the CJC.