Professional Communication Certificate

About the Professional Communication Certificate


Students who pursue the Professional Communication Certificate will enhance their professional communication skills, including but not limited to:

  • Professional writing
  • Public speaking
  • Research methods
  • Interpersonal, intercultural, and small-group communication
  • Leadership
  • Conflict management
  • Persuasion

Whether leading corporate meetings, writing effectively, explaining technical specs to consumers, negotiating workplace conflict, brokering business deals, understanding employee concerns, teaching a class, presenting an innovative design to clients, interviewing patients, collaborating with community leaders, dialoguing with diverse populations, or delivering a closing statement to jurors, this interdisciplinary certificate program helps develop the presentation and analytical skills necessary for the wide variety of careers our graduates pursue.

 

Professional Communication Certificate Requirements

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE:

  • CATEGORY A: Two Composition Courses
  • CATEGORY B: One Performance Course
  • CATEGORY C: One Research Methods Course
  • CATEGORY D: Two Applications Courses

NOTES:

  • The Professional Communication Certificate is open to ONLY NON-COMMUNICATION MAJORS.
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or above.

 

A. COMPOSITION COURSES:

  • ENGL1001
    English Composition
  • ENGL1012
    Advanced First Year Composition
  • ENGL2089
    Intermediate Composition
  • ENGL4092
    Technical and Scientific Writing

B. PERFORMANCE COURSES:

  • COMM1071
    Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM2081
    Business Communication

C. METHODS COURSES:

  • COMM 3002 
    Argument and Contemporary Issues
  • COMM3039
    Communication Research Methods
  • COMM3071
    Communication Criticism

D. APPLICATIONS COURSES:

  • COMM1076
    Intro to Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM2002
    Advanced Public Speaking
  • COMM2012
    Persuasion and Civic Engagement
  • COMM2021
    Comm in Problem-Solving Groups
  • ENGL2073
    Rhetoric and Public Engagement
  • COMM2088
    Interviewing for Comm Careers
  • MKTG3000
    Professional Selling
  • COMM3002
    Argument and Contemporary Issues
  • COMM3008
    Intro to Organization Communication
  • COMM3048
    Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM3049
    Intercultural Communication
  • COMM3077
    Communication and Sport
  • SMGT4021
    Professional Selling in Sports
  • IT1050
    Fundamentals of Information Technology