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This concentration combines graduate-level education courses with science technology courses in a liberal arts setting, providing graduate education to those who teach others--including the public—about science. Educators include science museum curators, zoo and parks department staff, consultants training on new biotechnological methods, community college instructors, technical college instructors, medical science liaisons, science writers, science journalists/bloggers, tech support specialists and others.

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Intro to Graduate Liberal Studies 4

Concentration Requirements

Science and Science Education (12 credit hours)

No fewer than 2 courses (6 credit hours) in Science Education (EDUC) courses and no fewer than 2 courses (6 credit hours) concentrating in one area of science (AHLT, ANAT, BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, MICR, PHYS, PLSC, ZOOL)

Graduate Project/Thesis (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 601 Graduate Project/Thesis on topic investigation or applying methods of science education or science technology 3
IDIS-D 602 Graduate Project/Thesis on topic investigation or applying methods of science education or science technology 3