Science Communication at Stevens

Students who pursue the B.A. in Science Communication at Stevens Institute of Technology will learn how to use a wide variety of media, from newspapers and blogs to radio and television to convey information about science, technology and medicine to both general and professional audiences. You will learn processes for data-gathering, interviewing, reporting, story-telling, and clear presentation of complex information. Science communication majors will benefit from learning their craft at Stevens, one of the world's leading research institutions.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

The curriculum of the B.A. in Science Communication begins with foundational courses in the history and social study of science, technology, and engineering. Students will move on to advanced courses that will increase their knowledge of specific scientific fields and assist in developing and refining their skills in research, writing, and communication. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A SCIENCE COMMUNICATION DEGREE

A B.A. in Science Communication from Stevens will prepare you for careers in journalism as well as public outreach for research institutions in academia, government, and industry.  

Science Communication majors can also obtain a 5-year B.A./M.A. as part of the Policy & Innovation program.

OUR FACULTY

Faculty in Science Communication come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds such as literature, history, and environmental studies. Students pursuing a B.A. in Science Communication at Stevens Institute of Technology will work with John Horgan, who writes for Scientific American, the BBC, and other major media outlets. Horgan also directs the Center for Science Writings at Stevens, which sponsors talks by world-famous authors. 

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SIGNATURE COURSES

  • Introduction to Science Journalism
  • Seminar in Science Writing
  • Health Communication
  • Environmental Communication
  • Technology and Media

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