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Majors and More

Majors and More

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Bachelor of Science in Science Communication

Bachelor of Science in Science Communication 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills     
Writing and Critical Thinking     
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills     
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or 201

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics     
Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4†

  See approved list 

3

Oral Communication  May be met in major with WRIT 566

0

Technology  Met in major with CSCI 151

0

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines   
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives  See approved list 

3

Historical Perspectives  See approved list 

3

Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines   
Natural Science  May be met in major

0-7

Social Sciences  3 hours met in major; remaining 3-6 from other designators

3-6**

Humanities and Arts  3 hrs met in major with ENGL 380; other 3 hours may be met in major

0-3**

**A total of 6 hours must be taken from these two areas.  
Intensive Writing  Met in major with WRIT 566

0

Constitution Requirement  See approved list; may be met by another req

0-3

Requirements in Major   

68-70 

Writing Core:     
WRIT 300  Rhet Theory

3

 
WRIT 351  Adv Non-Fiction

3

 
WRIT 566  Tech/Sci Writing

3

 
WRIT 461  Science Communication Internship

3

 
WRIT 462  Science Communication Internship

3

 
ENGL 380  Literature of Science

3

 
ENGL or WRIT above 299***  

6

(***WRIT 465 or WRIT 566 required if BIOL 300 not taken)  
ENGL 492  Seminar in Science Communication

0

 
MCOM 241  Media Writing

3

 
MCOM 343  Feature Writing

3

 
MCOM 370  Public Relations Principles

3

 
Technology:   

 

ARTS 305 or ARTS 311  Intro to Photography; Photo Communication

3

 
 
CSCI 151  Overview of CSCI

3

 
MGMT 341 or MGMT 355  Info Systems, Business Communication

3

 
 
Science Methods/Statistics:   

11-12

PSYC 101  General Psychology

3

 
PSYC 301  Statistics

4

 
PSYC 302  Research Methods in Psychology

4

 
WRIT 465 or 566 required with this option Preparation of Oral and Written Reports, Writing for Sciences and Technology

3

 
OR     
BIOL 203  Principles of Biology Laboratory

1

 
BIOL 204  Principles of Biology

3

 
BIOL 205 or BIOL 206 General Botany, General Zoology

4

 
 
BIOL 300 % Scientific Process in Biology

4

     % Oral intensive elective required with this option
Additional Science Courses   

15-16

Choose from areas below and at least 8 hours from one designator:  
Life Sciences: BIOL above 199  
ANTH 202  Introduction to Biological Anthropology  
 
ANTH 350  Special Topics in Anthropology  
 
NUTR 201  Investigative Science: Human Nutrition  
 
SCIE 202  Introduction to DNA Science  
 
SCIE 301  Biology of Aging  
 
Physical Sciences: CHEM, PHYS    
Earth Sciences: GEOL    
Foreign Language Requirement   

0-4 

General Electives   

8-25 

Total   

124 

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area. 

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of ENGL and/or WRIT courses in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page. 

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