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Certificate of Proficiency in Communication

The goal of the Certificate of Proficiency in Communication is to equip students with the top skills employers are seeking: exceptional presentation, speaking, ability to work in a team, customer service, critical thinking, and social media. This certificate prepares students to succeed in the contemporary workplace through a combination of courses that help students develop these skills. Students will also learn applicable theories and practice developing solutions to complex problems, as well as develop proficiency in being an overall competent communicator (i.e., being effective and appropriate) which will help them achieve future professional, academic, and personal success.

Required Courses
Course Prefix & Number Title
COMM 1010 Intro to Communication (HU)
COMM 1020 Public Speaking (FA)
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS)
Choose 3 from the following courses
Course Prefix & Number Title
COMM 1130 Writing for Communication
COMM 1500 Introduction to Mass Media (HU)
COMM 1870 Radio Performance (1st yr)
COMM 1880 Radio Performance (1st yr)
COMM 1900 Newspaper Production I (Fall)
COMM 1910 Newspaper Production I (Spring)
COMM 2120 Small Group Communication (IE)
COMM 2150 Intercultural Communication (SS)
COMM 2180 Photojournalism (FA)
COMM 2200 TV Production
COMM 2270 Argumentation & Debate
COMM 2300 Intro to Public Relations
COMM 2900 Newspaper Production II (Fall)
COMM 2910 Newspaper Production II (Spring)