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Certificate in Communication

With the undergraduate Certificate in Communication program at Indiana Wesleyan University, you can develop a foundation of knowledge and skills to start a career in this dynamic field. Students in this 6-month program focus on developing proficiencies in written and oral communication, and a firm understanding of communication theory. Discover how IWU helps students develop the soft skills employers need with this undergraduate certificate in communications program.

Why Pursue My Undergraduate Certificate in Communication at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your certificate in communications online at IWU. We provide all our students a complete system of services, including tech support, tutoring, and full-time chaplains for additional guidance. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Our approach to online learning allows busy professionals and parents to continue their careers without putting their current lives on hold. We also lock in the rate of your education as soon as you begin taking classes, to eliminate the stress of unexpected cost increases after you start learning.

What Will I Learn in This Certificate in Communication Program?

This certificate in communications program is designed to help students create engaging messaging and develop the skills to perform basic oral, written, and technology-based office skills. Course materials are delivered through virtual reality, video discussion, concept maps, demo videos, and other tech-driven applications. Course topics cover oral communication, creative writing, intercultural communication, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

15 Credit Hours


$395/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This Undergraduate Certificate in Communication Program

The curriculum for this certificate in communications covers how to:

  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context
  • Utilize communication to embrace differences
  • Apply biblical principles in your workplace and through your communication

Program Requirements
  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student
  • 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
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


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