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

The courses are taught by Penn State faculty using a combination of web and email resources as the delivery method. 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.

Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Organizational Communication 

Required Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Interpersonal Communication CAS 203  Exploration of competent communication and the skills necessary to manage personal and professional relationships. 3 credits
Organizational Communication CAS 352 Examines the function and structure of communication in both formal and informal situations. 3 credits
Elective Courses (choose 6 credits from the following)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Conflict Resolution and Negotiation CAS 404 Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention.

Prerequisite: CAS 100
3 credits
Organizational Communication Theory and Research CAS 452 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
Studies in Public Address CAS 475 History and criticism of public discourse; intensive analysis of selected public addresses and social movements.

Prerequisite: CAS 100
3 credits
Advanced Business Writing ENGL 419 Preparing and editing reports and presentations common to business, industry, and government.

Prerequisites: ENGL 202A, ENGL 202B, ENGL 202C, or ENGL 202D
3 credits

 

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