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Organizational Communication students
Undergraduate Certificate in
Organizational Communication

Courses

The online certificate in organizational communication is a 4-course, 12-credit program of study. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete:

  • 6 credits of required courses
  • 6 credits of related electives

Upon successful completion of the program, a Certificate of Academic Accomplishment is awarded. The certificate program in organizational communication is an outreach service of Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to communication technology and information management; intended for students in the liberal arts.

  • 3
    credits

    Examines the function and structure of communication in both formal and informal situations.

Elective Courses (select 6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention.

    • Prerequisite

      6 credits of CAS

  • 3
    credits

    Explores the nature and functions of communication in organizations, with emphasis on concepts, tools, and skills for effective management of communication.

    • Prerequisite

      CAS 202 or CAS 252

  • 3
    credits

    History and criticism of public discourse; intensive analysis of selected public addresses and social movements.

    • Prerequisite

      6 credits of CAS

  • 3
    credits

    Preparing and editing reports and presentations common to business, industry, and government.

    • Prerequisite

      ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C, ENGL 202D

Course Availability

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