Communication Studies

Undergraduate Certificate in Communication in the Workplace


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Communication Skills are the Heart of Promotion and Leadership Opportunities

Communication is an essential function across the industry spectrum. EKU’s 100% online communication in the workplace certificate provides students with the hands on, practical learning needed to become creative, effective communicators and successfully navigate workplace communication in our complex global society.

Career Outlook

Common Job Titles for Communication Studies Graduates

Professional communication is the vehicle to success; employers recognize the importance of communication skills and repeatedly report this as one of the top requirements for new hires and advancement.

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Job Titles Include:

  • Corporate trainer
  • Sales professional
  • Communications specialist
  • Marketing specialist
  • Human resource generalist


Where Have EKU Communication StudiesGraduates Worked?

Students gain the skills and knowledge necessary for both obtaining an entry-level communication position in various fields that relate to communication as well as advancement in their current field.
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Employers Include:

  • Frontier Nursing University
  • University of Louisville
  • Bilingvik
  • Protestant Women of The Chapel

EKU Online Career Services

The EKU Office of Academic and Career Services is a one-stop shop for all of your career and professional development needs.

Services include:

  • Creating/Updating Your Resume and Cover Letter
  • Interviewing Tips and Coaching
  • Career Documents Review
  • Job Search

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Benefits of EKU Online

Today’s communicators require a breadth of understanding about our world. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through communication course topics such as conflict management, public speaking, and intercultural and organizational communication.

Program benefits include:


EKU’s online communication in the workplace curriculum prepares students with the interpersonal and team building skills needed to serve as leaders and positive change agents in organizations. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions as well as pursue graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, government, and business.

Degree Requirements

A total of 18 credits are required to graduate.

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Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

CMS 200 – Interpersonal Communication (3)
Develop the communication skills necessary to build and maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships. Students will examine the implications of technology on relationships and will learn strategies to enhance interpersonal communication through the appropriate use of self-disclosure, verbal and nonverbal messages, and effective conflict management.

 CMS 215 – Business and Professional Presentations (3)
Students develop and practice multiple types of presentations vital for the professional arena. Learn the skills associated with effective verbal and nonverbal delivery, how to create appealing visual aids, how to motivate and inspire others through persuasive speaking, and how to deliver technical information clearly and understandably.

CMS 310 – Team Building and Small Group Communications (3)
Study of the role of communication in the development of group norms, roles, leadership styles, problem-solving techniques and decision-making techniques in team building and small group interactions in both face-to-face and virtual team environments.

 CMS 350 – Organizational Communication (3)
An introduction to the principles, theories, and practice of communication within organizations. Emphasis will be placed on different perspectives of organizational communication, in addition to emergent issues such as newcomer assimilation, organizational culture, networks, decision making, emotion, diversity, technology, and values.


Laquanda Miller

Laquanda Miller

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Laquanda Miller for information about the EKU Online Communication in the Workplace Certificate.

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Application Deadlines


Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June


Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Big E Central (Financial Aid & Student Account Services): 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345

Student Success

Having a career where your passion and your purpose meet is so important. It allows you to create an overall experience for your life and what you can create.

Ashley OffuttEKU Online Communication Studies Graduate

Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $258 per credit hour for undergraduate and $335 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate

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