The Graduate Certificate in Science and Health Communication trains students in science and health-related disciplines to communicate effectively with various audiences for the purposes of 1) creating and maintaining disciplinary and interdisciplinary alliances within the sciences, including public health and epidemiology; 2) successfully communicating with the public and its various stakeholders; and 3) training for a diverse number of jobs, including public policy advocacy, public health consulting, and lab management.
The skills emphasized in this certificate program include:
- communicating about science and health in a clear, compelling, and persuasive way;
- effectively employing visual aids to both specialized and lay audiences;
- identifying, evaluating, and responding to different types of audiences;
- successfully evaluating and navigating controversies around scientific research products, especially around issues of risk.
For more information, contact the Communication Studies Graduate Coordinator.
Furthermore, the University of Georgia at large offers many other graduate certificates. Communication Studies students often complete certificates in the Women's Studies or African-American Studies departments, but others may be completed under consultation with your advisor and the department in question. See the full list here.