Education & Communications Sub-Plan

Preparing for a career in science education, communication, or policy?

  • The need to communicate science to the public has never been more important. Explore your interest through a combination of foundational training in MCB with coursework in communication, outreach, and education
  • The Education & Communications Sub-Plan prepares students for a range of careers, including education, science writing, museum exhibit design, community outreach, and science policy and advocacy.
  • Learn from experienced communicators and science education researchers, including UA Distinguished Outreach Faculty.  Explore career options with faculty who are leaders in science outreach programming, patient advocacy, and teacher preparation.
  • This sub-plan complements classes in cellular and molecular biology with specialized courses like Learning and Teaching Science: How to Make It Stick, Why is the Grass Green - Communicating Science to the Public, Science Journalism, and STEM Outreach and Recruitment Team.
  • Students interested in obtaining a teaching certification can follow up this degree with a Master’s program, including Teach Arizona at the UA College of Education.

2022-2023 Catalog Year