Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Science Dissemination Certificate


We currently live in a post-truth world. A top advisor to the President of the United States (Rudy Giuliani) has stated that facts “are in the eye of the beholder” and “truth isn’t truth.”  We are spending critical time and energy arguing whether facts exist, not what to do about them.

Science is on the front line, as generating facts and information is our mission.  However, getting the information out to the public and policy makers is difficult.  Journalists and politicians typically know limited science, while the scientists are not trained in communicating their work to these people. 

This certificate aims to provide science students with a collection of classes designed to bridge this gap.

Admission Requirements
Matriculated at CWU.

Program Requirements
To receive a Science Dissemination Certificate, students must maintain a 2.7 average GPA (B-) in the certificate classes with a minimum grade of C- in each course.

No more than two courses from any one department may be used towards completion of the certificate.

Written Dissemination Credits: 3-5


Students must take one writing classes.

Verbal Dissemination Credits: 4-5


Students must take one speaking class.

Visualization Credits: 3-4


Students must take one visualization class.

Culminating Experience Credits: 2


This is the capstone class for the certificate.

Total Credits: 19-26


College and Department Information


College of the Sciences