Online Undergraduate Certificate
Communication

Next Start

Online

5
Courses

6
Months

Overview of the Online Communications Certificate

Become a communicator with eloquence and influence. 

Our world is built on the power of language – and history remembers people who say the right words at the right time. The Undergraduate Certificate in Communication will help you develop proficiency in both written and oral communication and build a solid foundation in communication theory.

Completion of this certificate will show employers your drive and determination to excel. At IWU, you learn how to create messages appropriate for your audience, purpose, and context – all through an ethical, biblical lens. Our program provides:

  • Diverse class offerings, from creative writing to mass communication
  • 100% online courses
  • Emphasis on soft skills valued by today’s hiring managers 

The communication certificate program is available to students currently in associate and bachelor's programs and students registered as unclassified.*

You’ll Learn To…

  • Describe the communication discipline and its central questions
  • Employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts
  • Engage in communication inquiry
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context
  • Critically analyze messages
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals
  • Utilize communication to embrace differences
  • Apply ethical principles and biblical practices

Career Options

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Publication Editor
  • Sales Representative

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
15 Total
TUITION
$395/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

This program does NOT qualify for Financial Aid on its own, only when packaged with a degree seeking program.

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

5 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. 

Choose 15 credits from the following:

COM-110,COM-115,WRI-235,COM-209,COM-211,COM-280,COM-352

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student
  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation

  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation

Completion Requirements
  • 15 credit hours from the selected courses in the specified certificate area
  • Nine of the credits must be earned at IWU for degree seeking students; all credits must be earned at IWU for unclassified students
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each course

START DATES

The Online Certificate in Communications at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Degree-seeking students must earn at least nine of the 15 certificate credit hours at IWU. Unclassified students must complete all 15 credit hours through IWU to be eligible for the certificate in any career.

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023