Professional Communication Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Professional Communication Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Professional Communication Certificate of Undergraduate Study

This 12-hour certificate allows students to study theories and techniques of workplace and leadership communication. Using organizational and leadership communication theories, students will critically reflect on practices of workplace and leadership communication, while also learning to communicate complex information to lay audiences within various professional and technical genres, including reports, proposals, instructions, and educational materials. Towards this end, students will gain skills in audience analysis, business presentation, and interviewing strategies, organizational culture analysis, document design, style and editing, and research. Students will become more aware of theories and strategies of oral and written communication through close analysis of organizations and professional and technical exemplary texts.



The Professional Communication CUGS is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format at our Rowan College at Burlington County campus. It requires the completion of 12 semester hours (4 courses).


The following courses make up the Professional Communication CUGS program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Communication Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CMS 04220 Interpersonal Communication 3
CMS 04260 Organizational Communication Theory and Research 3
CMS 04208 Business and Professional Communication 3
CMS 04318 Leadership Communication 3
Writing Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
WA 01322 Writing for the Workplace 3
WA 01302 Introduction to Technical Writing 3
WA 01326 Writing for Nonprofits 3
WA 01408 Writing as Managers 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 12

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • 45 semester hours of transferable college credits

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Foundation Courses

    • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution with a minimum grade of "C"
      • College Composition II

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Professional Communication Certificate of Undergraduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 August 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1