The minor in Scientific Skills and Research Integrity helps you acquire the competencies and analytical skills to conduct research responsibly. You learn to collaborate and communicate effectively, and to reflect on urgent questions about science in society—questions concerning regulation, responsibility, reliability, and sustainability.
This minor emphasizes the premise that science literacy means more than knowing facts–it helps you gain a broader understanding of how science works. You become acquainted with a broad set of issues, including questions of authorship and publication ethics, expertise and the evidential basis for science policy decisions, and responsible communication both within science and beyond. Throughout the program, you will be encouraged to focus on various applications of these skills to your major.