Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer Course on Science Behind CBRN Weapons

Have you ever wondered about the science or science policy behind the threat and use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons? Do you want to complete your Natural Sciences or Natural Sciences Lab course requirement this summer in College Park? If this applies to you, enroll in BSST240 and BSST241 this summer.

From June 1-July 10, 2015, you’ll explore the scientific method and fundamental principles of the hard sciences and you’ll bring together multiple different fields into one classroom. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to test hypotheses, use basic statistics, interpret results, and apply your new knowledge on CBRN weapons to their threat to practical applications within public health, emergency management, epidemiology, and threat assessment. Further, if taken concurrently BSST240 and BSST241 satisfy the General Education Natural Lab Science Requirement.

If you have questions about this exciting course, send them to education@start.umd.edu!