Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Certificate of Less than One Year in Health Communication


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This 12-hour certificate seeks to provide students the opportunity to focus on communication in the healthcare context. Students will learn how various factors (demographics, personality, communication styles, personal history, cultural background) impact patient-provider interactions. They will also study public health messaging, paying particular attention to health communication campaigns and discussions of health-related issues in the public sphere.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)


Students are required to take both COMM 4220 and COMM 4221. They can then choose to take either COMM 3340 Advanced Interpersonal Communication OR COMM 3360 Intercultural Communication.

Elective (3 credit hours)


Students are required to take one health-related, outside elective from the list provided. This will allow students to tailor their certificate program to their specific interests and career goals. Moreover, requiring an outside elective also embraces the notion that health communication is interdisciplinary in nature.

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