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Strategic Thinking and Communications, Undergraduate Certificate

Interdisciplinary Studies

Ready to stand out in the job market with a credential that represents your ability to think strategically and communicate? Take an additional 12 credit hours, and earn this impressive certification in addition to your diploma.

This new program will allow you to choose courses that suit your career goals and interests from academic departments across the university. You can learn effective communication, professional writing, conflict resolution, strong public speaking, strategic team building and much more. Apply these skills to everyday life and your future career.

Program Highlights

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    Additional Certificate

    Earn an impressive certification with just 12 additional hours, and become more marketable in your career.

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    Get Noticed

    Courses and certification will appear on your official undergraduate transcript and will be seen by employers or other schools.

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    Open Doors

    Gain skills valuable to employers, like effective communication, professional writing, conflict resolution and strategic team building.

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    Designed by You

    Build your program from more than 28 courses from engineering, information and mass communications, and arts and sciences.

What You’ll Study

A variety of courses are available. Learn effective communication, professional writing, conflict resolution, strong public speaking and strategic team building. Apply your strategic thinking and communications knowledge, skills and abilities, and create solutions within your field or future career. Certification is awarded at the same time as your baccalaureate.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire

  • Planning and Strategy

    Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals

    Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations

    Continuous Improvement

    Identifying and implementing incremental changes to enhance quality, efficiency and effectiveness

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Communications Strategist
  • Project Manager
  • Communications Director
  • Planning Analyst

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Non-Profits