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Undergraduate Professional Communications Certificate

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    Online for 2021–2022

  • Average Course Tuition


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Develop your professional communication skills in a variety of professional and academic settings.

You can hone your writing and public speaking, build confidence, and gain an advantage in the classroom or workplace.

What You'll Learn

  • Gain confidence in communicating your ideas in professional and academic settings by mastering grammar essentials
  • Compose effective written communications—including cover letters, memoranda, proposals, presentations, and reports.
  • Apply key communication methods and strategies—such as informational briefings, persuasive messaging, and interviewing—to meet specific objectives.
  • Master the techniques of public speaking, including message development, content, projection, inflection, and delivery.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete three certificate courses for undergraduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Courses

The undergraduate certificate in professional communications requires three courses.

You may choose any three courses from the professional communications certificate course group.

Courses taken before the Fall 2020 semester do not apply toward this certificate.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in an Undergraduate Certificate.”
  • Choose “Professional Communications Certificate” to explore program courses.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $1,920 per 4-credit course ($480 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $2,738 per course
Average Total Cost $5,760