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Program Overview


The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Communication gives you the skills needed to compete in a growing industry. Health communication combines the study of patient-provider communication, public health campaigns for disease prevention and health promotion, media agenda-setting on specific health issues, advocacy on health care policy, and improvement of the quality of life and health for individuals and communication. Our health communication certificate will not only help you specialize in a growing field, you'll learn valuable skills for the job market and get hands-on experience in health organizations to make valuable industry connections.

The Certificate in Health Communication requires 24 hours of coursework with a grade of C or higher, including: 15 hours of core classes and 9 hours of specialized classes in either an interpersonal/organizational track or a mass-mediated track.

Learn more about the program curriculum.


What UMSL Arts & Sciences has to offer


The College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL creates the next poets, conservation biologists, symphony soloists, psychological scientists, historians, criminologists, chemists, sculptors, painters, communicators, space explorers and speakers of French, German, Japanese and Spanish. With nearly 4,000 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students and 450 faculty, it’s the largest college and academic backbone of the university.

Supporting the university’s mission, the college provides a diverse student body access to an affordable, quality education with expert faculty. A strong focus on research and scholarship has students exploring the latest thought and theory, while giving them access to ground-breaking studies through undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. Emphasis on the arts and sciences working in communion leads to graduates with a holistic understanding of their fields, creating the best scholars for academia and professionals for the world.

The College of Arts and Sciences consists of some 275 full-time faculty members in 18 departments and is home to the School of Fine and Performing Arts. The college offers a wide range of degree programs in areas such as Anthropology, Art and Design, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Media, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Languages and Cultural Studies, History, Mathematics and Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Sociology, and Theatre and Cinema Arts.

For more on the College Arts & Sciences, visit http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/.