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The major in science communication focuses on public understanding of science, technology, and the environment, as well as skills in effective and innovative communication of complex and controversial science issues.
Courses in the major focus on practical, hands-on learning. They cover the dynamics of organizational and cultural communication, including conflict management, socialization, group dynamics, decision-making processes, multicultural/multinational workplaces, communication theory, and emerging technology.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For communication students
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has 19 scholarship funds and awards $50,000 in scholarships and fellowships to communication students each year. Visit the college's scholarship page to learn more.
A major in science communication opens a wide range of career options.
Graduates of this program are uniquely prepared for careers in human resources, community/international development, community relations and mediation, cultural and diversity needs assessment, international education programs, customer relations, sales/account representation, employee relations, management, training and development, political organizing, and international mediation, among others.
A communication degree is also good preparation for graduate professional programs such as law school and doctoral programs.