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Certificate in Professional Communication

The Certificate in Professional and Business Communication is an 18-credit program requiring all certificate students to complete: 

The three-course core, consisting of

  • COM 601:  Professional Communication Ethics
  • COM 602:  Effective Presentations
  • COM 603:  Strategies for Professional Writing

Three elective courses, chosen from among the following: 

  • COM 608  Intercultural Communication and Organizational Life
  • COM 610 Leadership and Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 612 Organizational Communication
  • COM 613  Approaches to PR
  • COM 614  Communication and Conflict
  • COM 615  Persuasion
  • COM 616 Group and Team Communication
  • COM 619  PR Campaigns (pre-requisite Com 613)
  • COM 621 Communication Training and Development
  • COM 623 Public Relations Writing and Media Relations

Students may select their elective courses to specialize in certain areas.   Please consult with the graduate program director for more information. 
Certificate recipients must complete their course work with a minimum 2.75 grade point average. 

Students who finish the Certificate with a 3.0 g.p.a. may continue with the M.A. program.  All the Certificate courses will count toward the M.A.  Students must notify the Graduate Director of their intent to enter the MA program at least one semester before their admission.

Gainful Employment Disclosure: To view the Gainful Employment Disclosure the Certificate Programs mentioned above, click on link below.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director

Professional and Business Communication
Department of Communication
1900 West Olney Avenue - South Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1935
Fax: 215.951.5043

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