Dec 13, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Strategic Communication Undergraduate Certificate

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In keeping with worldwide transformations in journalistic practices, information technology, media production, image consumption, message distribution, and norms of citizen engagement, the Department of Communication replaced the Certificate in Public Relations with this certificate in Strategic Communication. The Strategic Communication certificate requires students to complete 18 semester hours (six courses) in a structured manner.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Students should apply for the undergraduate certificate in Strategic Communication after the completion of the required courses.
  • To apply, students must complete the certificate application (see the Communications Department website) and return it to Dr. Hamilton Bean in his mailbox in room 3010 in the Student Commons Building, or mail to Department of Communication; P. O. Box 173364, Campus Box 176; University of Colorado Denver; Denver, CO 80217-3364. The approved certificate is mailed to the student after final grades are posted for the semester.
  • Students who are not already enrolled at CU Denver must also complete an Application for Non-Degree Admission  prior to registering for courses. The form should be returned to the Office of Admissions.

Additional information about the undergraduate certificate in Strategic Communication may be obtained from Dr. Hamilton Bean, 303-315-1909, or

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. The Undergraduate Certificate in Strategic Communication requires 18 semester hours (six courses).
  2. A grade of B must be earned in each course completed as part of the certificate (a grade of B- is not acceptable).
  3. All of the credit hours for the certificate must be earned at the University of Colorado Denver.

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