Undergraduate CertificateStrategic Communication

Whether you're still a student or already in the workforce, Wichita State's undergraduate certificate in strategic communication will equip you with useful skills in applied communication—a key component of successful management in virtually any career.

Learn how strategic communication is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Students provide experience of a lifetime for 16 Special Olympic athletes

As a communication student, you have the opportunity to turn your class assignments and projects into real-world opportunities. 

Students from the Elliott School of Communication brought to life an integrated marketing campaign with the Air Capital Flyers, who held a Halftime Shootout during a men's basketball game. 

“These five students have done this thing, and it's been magical watching what I thought was an impossible idea become a reality for them,” says instructor Madeline McCullough.


To complete the certificate, you'll take 18 credit hours of communication courses, including:       

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Speaking in Business and the Professions
  • Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication
  • Applied Communication Strategies
  • Communication Training and Development


A communication degree from Wichita State combines the classroom knowledge and hands-on learning that opens doors to careers in many fields—from public relations and journalism to editing and education.

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