Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals
The Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals is an 18-hour certificate program that builds upon the department’s undergraduate program. The curriculum consists of six required classes that best suit students who are interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, and the legal profession.
|Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals|
|COMS 2386||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMS 3370||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COMS 3371||Conflict, Negotiatn & Resolutn||3|
|COMS 3375||Strategic Organizational Communication||3|
|COMS 3379||Freedom of Speech and Civic Communication||3|
|COMS 4366||Deceptive Communication||3|
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers. Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:
- Identify communication theories and principles applicable to criminal justice professionals.
- Apply strategic communication principles related to criminal justice professionals.
- Synthesize information and present different viewpoints related to communication.
- Demonstrate intercultural communication competence in legal settings.
- Develop argumentation skills from a communication perspective needed for legal settings.
- Demonstrate effective conflict management skills in legal settings.
- Gather and evaluate information critically.