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    Jun 21, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Science and Policy (Undergraduate Certificate)

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Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences , the Science and Policy certificate program provides STEM students with exposure and experience at the intersection of science and policy. This includes understanding the process of making policies that affect scientific research, application, and enterprise, as well as policies informed by robust scientific evidence. Students in the program have opportunities to: apply scientific knowledge and technical skills to real-world problems; learn how to bridge the gap between science and policy; hear from science policy experts; gain valuable insider understanding of how science-relevant policy is shaped; improve critical thinking and communication skills; and learn about career paths at the intersection of science and policy. 

Admission to the Program

Open to undergraduate degree students enrolled in a College of Arts and Sciences  STEM major with minimum sophomore standing. 

Certificate Requirements

Course Requirements

Science Communication (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

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