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Professional Communication Certificate of Undergrad Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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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.

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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
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Communication Courses: 6 S.H.
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: 6 S.H.
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

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed foundation fourses

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

      • College Composition II
  • $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)
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