Certificate Programs in Media and Journalism

A certificate signifying a concentration of three or more courses in a related field of study is noted on a student’s transcript. A limited number of students (within and outside the Hussman School) are admitted to each program.

Certificate in Business Communication

The certificate in business communication is offered for students within and outside the Hussman School interested in careers in business journalism, corporate communication, advertising, and other fields where understanding and writing effectively about business are valued. Students must complete three courses (nine credit hours) to receive the certificate.

Additional information, including application and program requirements, can be found on the school's website.

MEJO 467Business Concepts for Communications3
Complete two courses from the following options:6
Concepts of Marketing
Reporting & Writing About the Economy
Reporting & Writing About Business
Business and the Media
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Data Driven Journalism
Business News Wire H
Business Journalism Management H
Digital Media Economics and Behavior H
Total Hours9
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Certificate in Sports Communication

The program, aimed at leading the nation in educating young practitioners about important issues of sports in the United States and beyond, provides courses about sports and the media, offers internships and scholarships for students, and brings visiting lecturers to the school.

Additional information, including application and program requirements, can be found on the school's website.

Complete three of the following six courses:9
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sports Xtra
Sports Production and Broadcasting
Sports Marketing and Advertising
Sports Communication
Creative Sportswriting
Ethical Issues and Sports Communication
Total Hours9

Certificate in Health Communication and Marketing

This three-course certificate program prepares UNC Hussman undergraduate students majoring in advertising and public relations for careers in the healthcare industry - including jobs in the pharmaceutical, hospital, health insurance, agency, non-profit organizations and public health sectors. Students will develop subject matter expertise and interact with industry representatives, receiving a competitive advantage when entering the job market upon graduation.

Students should apply for the certificate program in their sophomore or junior years, in time to participate in an internship for the summer before their senior year.

Additional information, including application and program requirements, can be found on the school's website.

Requirements
MEJO 469Health Communication and Marketing3
MEJO 569Behavioral Science in Health Communication 3
MEJO 669Health Marketing Capstone3
Total Hours9

Certificate in Fashion Communication and Marketing

This four-course certificate program provides UNC Hussman undergraduate majors and minors with subject matter expertise for brands and agencies based in the fashion and lifestyle industry. Based in Hussman’s Workroom FashionMash program, students work to develop a robust fashion portfolio and network with industry representatives on professional projects. The certificate provides a competitive advantage when entering the job market upon graduation.

Hussman students should apply for the certificate program in their sophomore or junior years. Students accepted into the program also have access to international travel experiences to visit brand leaders at global companies. The program has organized trips to London, Paris, Milan, Florence, and Tokyo in past years. 

Additional information, including application and program requirements, can be found on the school's website.

Requirements
MEJO 591Workroom FashionMash Experiential Design3
MEJO 592Workroom FashionMash Product Design3
MEJO 572Art Direction in Advertising3
MEJO 490Special Topics in Mass Communication (Workroom FashionMash Editoral) H3
Total Hours12
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Certificate in Political Communication 

This certificate program prepares UNC Hussman undergraduate students majoring in journalism, advertising, or public relations with specialized expertise attractive to a range of different employers including political campaigns, nonprofit organizations, the offices of elected representatives, journalism and media outlets, and political organizations. In this program, students will develop subject matter expertise in political communication and interact with political practitioners and political journalists, receiving a competitive advantage when entering the job market upon graduation. 

Students should apply for the certificate program in their sophomore or junior years, in time to participate in the Washington Experience and semester internship experiences. 

Additional information, including application and program requirements, can be found on the school's website.

Requirements
MEJO 144Introduction to Political Communication3
MEJO 244Public Issues in the Platform Era3
MEJO 593Washington D.C. In-Residence Semester3
MEJO 644Washington Experience3
Total Hours12

Hussman School of Journalism and Media

Visit Program Website

Carroll Hall, CB# 3365

(919) 962-1204

Dean

Raul Reis

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Julie Dixon-Green

Senior Director of Undergraduate Program

Stacy Outlaw

stacy.outlaw@unc.edu

Director, Academic Advising and Student Engagement

Sharon Jones

shjones@email.unc.edu