This undergraduate minor will train more versatile scientists by educating them on the interplay between science and policy, broadening their perspectives, and providing a pathway for those who wish to pursue policy-related careers.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor.
A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for all coursework applied to the minor.
For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 15
Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.
|COS 310||Introduction to Science Policy (Mason Core)||3|
|COS 315||Science Policy Internship Preparation||1|
|EVPP 429||Environmental Science Communication||3|
|Choose any 3 credit GOVT course||3|
|Choose any 1 credit seminar offered by the College of Science, the College of Engineering and Computing, or the Schar School of Policy and Government. Suggestions include, but are not limited to:||1|
|Alternative Careers in Biology|
|Professional Practice and Management in Engineering (Mason Core)|
|Data Ethics in an Information Society (Mason Core)|
|Computer Ethics and Society (Mason Core)|
|Colloquium in Geoinformation Science|
|Students will explore internship sites during their enrollment in COS 310. Once a site is identified, students will work with their minor advisor to arrange the internship. A final paper is expected at the internship's conclusion.|
|Select one course from the following options:||3|
|Students will expand upon their internship's final paper during their enrollment in COS 320.|
|COS 320||Science Policy in Practice||1|