U.S. Degree Programs in Science, Health, or Environmental Writing

We’ve compiled a listing of more than 50 U.S. university-based programs that offer specialized undergraduate or graduate degree programs and/or individual courses (which may be available to undergraduates, graduate students, or both) in science, health, or environmental writing. If you know of other programs that should be added to this page, please email editor-in-chief Siri Carpenter. (Note: To learn about university-based degree programs outside the U.S., visit the World Federation of Science Journalists’ online course map, which includes degree programs around the world.)  
University Degree/Concentration (Undergrad or Grad), or Individual Courses with no Degree Program More Info
Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Undergrad/Grad Programs
Boston University College of Communication Individual Courses
California Institute of Technology Various Departments Individual Courses
California Polytechnic State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Undergrad Program
Carnegie Mellon University Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergrad Program/Individual Courses
City University of New York Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Grad Program
Colorado State University Journalism and Media Communication Undergrad/Grad Programs/Individual Courses
Columbia University Journalism School Grad Program
Cornell University Various Departments Undergrad Program/Individual Courses
Duke University Science & Society Certificate Programs Individual Courses
George Mason University Department of Communication Grad Program
Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication Undergrad Program/Individual Courses
Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences | Advanced Academic Programs Grad Program/Individual Courses
Kansas State University K-State Online Individual Courses
Lehigh University Science and Environmental Writing Program Undergrad Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Grad Program/Individual Courses
Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences Individual Courses
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences Grad Program/Individual Courses
New York University Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program Grad Program
North Carolina State University Department of Communication; Department of English Undergrad Program
Northern Arizona University School of Communication Undergrad/Grad Programs
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism Grad Program
Oregon State University School of Literature, Writing and Film Undergrad Program
Point Park University School of Communication Undergrad Program
Princeton University Program in Journalism Individual Courses
Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication Undergrad/Grad Programs
Rutgers University Science Communication Initiative Undergrad Program
Stanford University Journalism Program Undergrad Program/Individual Courses
Stony Brook University Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Grad Program/Individual Courses
Temple University College of Science and Technology Grad Program
Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Grad Program
University of Arizona School of Journalism Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Individual Courses
University of California, Berkeley Extension Professional Writing Program Individual Courses
University of California, San Diego Extended Studies Grad Program
University of California, Santa Cruz Science Communication Undergrad/Grad Programs
University of Chicago Professional Education; College Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of Colorado, Boulder Bartlett Science Communication Center; Center for Environmental Journalism Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Media Undergrad/Grad Programs
University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Communication; Graduate School Undergrad/Grad Programs
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Individual Courses
University of Minnesota University of Minnesota Online; College of Liberal Arts Individual Courses
University of Missouri School of Journalism; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Undergrad Program/Individual Courses
University of Montana School of Journalism; Department of Environmental Studies Undergrad/Grad Programs
University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism & Media Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences Grad Program/Individual Courses
University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Journalism and Electronic Media Undergrad/Grad Programs
University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication Undergrad Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication Undergrad/Grad Programs
Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science Undergrad Program/Individual Courses
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Individual Courses
(Editors’ Note: Thanks to Betsy Ladyzhets and Allison Whitten for helping to assemble and fact-check this university listing. Any errors or omissions remain the responsibility of The Open Notebook. To let us know about a program that is missing from our listing, please email editor-in-chief Siri Carpenter.)
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