The Department of Life Sciences Communication offers academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate levels. Please use the links below to explore our programs.
LSC offers a 24-credit B.S. allowing students to study at the intersection of science and communication. The major can be taken on its own or as a double major to complement almost any other major at UW-Madison.
Undergraduate Certificate in Science Communication
This certificate allows students enrolled in any undergraduate program to pursue a 12-credit certificate and gain an introduction to the theory and practical application of science communication.
Certificate in Business Management for Agricultural & Life Sciences
LSC offers a certificate in Business Management for Agricultural and Life Sciences in collaboration with the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. This certificate allows students to complement their CALS degree by developing skills in business analysis, communication, and problem solving.
LSC offers two Master's degree options. A thesis track and professional studies track. The 30-credit program is highly customizable with just four required courses and is open to students from any background.
Graduate Certificate in Science Communication
This certificate allows students enrolled in any graduate or professional program (e.g. M.S., M.P.A, Ph.D., Law, Vet Med, etc.) at UW-Madison to supplement their existing graduate coursework with a transcriptable certificate in science communication.
Graduate Courses for Professional Development
LSC offers science communication courses that can be taken individually or as part of our Ph.D. minor and can help a scientist better communicate his or her research to various audiences.
LSC offers online courses in the summer that can be taken by current UW-Madison students at almost any level as well as professionals looking for courses in science communication.
Ph.D. in Mass Comm
The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Mass Communications is offered jointly by the Department of Life Sciences Communication and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Ph.D. Minor in Science Communication
The Ph.D. minor in science communication allows students enrolled in Ph.D. programs from the biological and physical sciences, social science and humanities departments, to supplement their existing Ph.D. course work with a transcriptable minor in Life Sciences Communication.
LSC offers courses open to individuals interested in building their science communication skills in areas like scientific writing, social media, and video communication.