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Certificate in Communication

San Diego University for Integrative Studies offers a non-degree certificate program in Communication and provides participants with strategic communication skills necessary to navigate the rapidly changing, information-driven work-place. This program will include training in all types and aspects of communication to express oneself professionally by focusing on major competencies of effective communication-interpersonal skills, written communication, and informal oral presentation.

The program is designed for the individual seeking to develop professional-level communication skills in writing or speaking, and learn to apply such skills to professional or personal tasks.

The need for good communication and interpersonal skills is recognized across a wide range of careers. This program is designed with the professional of all fields in mind. The opportunity to demonstrate a mastery of communication skills and best practices can give one a competitive edge with potential employers or help others already employed advance in their careers.

Each participant in the Communication Certificate program must successfully complete seven (7) courses on the components of effective communication for a total of 40 units.

Required Communication Courses (Choose 7):

BSCM 400 Oral & Written Communication Skills
BSCM 406 Effective Public Speaking
BSCM 408 Advanced Public Speaking For Business Managers
BSCM 412 Expository & Technical Writing Skills
BSCM 430 Persuasive Communication
BSCM 438 Cross Cultural Communication
BSCM 452 Public Relations Writing
BSCM 460 World Wide Journalism & Expressive Writing
BSCM 464 Conflict & Negotiation
BSCM 468 Teambuilding & Leadership
BSCM 472 Administrative Communication
BSCM 475 Visual Communication & Culture
BSCM 478 Crisis Communication
BSCM 481 Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace


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• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “