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Applied Communication

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 from the Department of Communication helps develop the presentation and analytical skills necessary for the wide variety of careers our graduates will pursue.


Quick Info

Program Code



1 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


McMicken Hall 120CA
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0899
Nancy Jennings, PhD
Phone: 513-556-4456

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Applied Communication Certificate

Predominant Program

    • ENGL1001, English Composition, EC, 3
    • ENGL1012, Advanced First-Year Composition, EC, 3
    • ENGL2089, Intermediate Composition, EC, 3
    • ENGL4092, Technical and Scientific Writing, 3
    • COMM1071, Introduction to Effective Speaking, HU, 3
    • COMM2081, Business Communication, HU, 3
    • COMM3002, Argument and Contemporary Issues, SE, 3
    • COMM3039, Communication Research Methods, 3
    • COMM3071, Communication Criticism, 3
    • COMM1076, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, SS, 3
    • COMM2002, Advanced Public Speaking, 3
    • COMM2012, Persuasion and Civic Engagement, 3
    • COMM2021, Communication in Problem-Solving Groups, SS, 3
    • COMM2088, Interviewing for Communication Careers, 3
    • COMM3008, Introduction to Organizational Communication, 3
    • COMM3026, Media Impact, TI, SS, 3
    • COMM3048, Nonverbal Communication, 3
    • COMM3049, Intercultural Communication, DC, SE, 3
    • ENGL2073, Rhetoric and Public Engagement, DC, SE, 3
    • IT1050, Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3
    • MKTG3000, Professional Selling, 3
    • SMGT4021, Professional Selling in Sport Administration, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.


In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.


Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.


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