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Business & Professional Communication

Advanced Certificate in Business & Professional Communication

This certificate has been carefully designed by the Mercyhurst faculty specifically for college graduates who want to enhance their professional or management skills, improve their prospects for advancement or prepare for a career change. Proficiency in communication is the primary requirement for success regardless of what career you pursue.

The certificate requires a minimum of 30 credits. A maximum of two three-credit courses completed during the last five years may be applied toward the certificate in lieu of equivalent required courses.

Degree Requirements

 (  )   COM 110               Oral Communication (F/S)

(   )   COM 260               Intro to Social Media (F)

(   )   ART 128                Basic Computer Design (S)

(   )   COM 310               Human Behavior and Persuasion (S)

(   )   COM 352               Multimedia Writing (S)*

(   )   COM 473/475         Internship (0-3 credits) or  (F/S/SU/J)


(   )   COM 102               Interpersonal Communication (F)

(   )   ART 321                Introduction to Website Design (S)

(   )   COM 240               Digital Video Production I  (F)

(   )   COM 321               Web and Social Media Analytics (S)

(   )   COM 330               Web & Social Media Strategies (F)

(   )   COM 340               Digital Video Production II  (S)

(   )   COM 440               Digital Storytelling (F)

(   )   COM 210               Mindful Communication (S)

* Descriptions are available in the Course Catalog

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by clicking here.

Admissions Requirements

B.A. or B.S. with an overall GPA of 2.5

Admissions Procedures

Applying is easy! Fill out your FREE Online Applicaiton. Questions regarding this advanced certificate program may be directed to Paul Hirsch, enrollment counselor in the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education, at or (814) 824-2985.You can send your official college transcripts to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education at:

Mercyhurst University
Attn: Paul Hirsch
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546