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Science in Practice:

Craft, Communication, and Career

BISC 380 / ENVS 399

Dates: December 7-11, 2020 & January 4-8, 2021

Credit Hours: 3 or 4

Instructor: Dr. Erik Hom

Cost: This is a virtual course with no travel planned at this time. Tuition rates are the traditional costs for UM 3-hour undergraduate course. Non-resident fees will be charged if applicable.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2020*

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  • Explore important practical aspects of science including
    • The craft of science
    • Communication of science within the field and out to society as a whole
    • Career possibilities available to holders of STEM degrees
  • Interact with science professionals from widely varying sectors of society in which those with STEM expertise can make an impact including scientists working in:
    • Government
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Industry/Private sector
    • Academia
    • Consultants

*Itinerary subject to change.


The dates are December 7th to 11th, 2020 and January 4th to 8th, 2021. Students will meet virtually during this time.


Students will be meeting virtually for the duration of the course. Students must have access to a computer, internet access, and have a camera and microphone for participation.

This course is open to all majors.

Prerequisites: BISC 160, 161, 162, 163 for BISC. None for ENVS.

Program cost: There is no course fee, only tuition will be charged.

This is a virtual course.