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 school) are admitted to each program.

Certificate in Business Journalism

The certificate in business journalism is offered for students within and outside the school interested in a career in business reporting or editing as well as for students interested in careers in corporate communication and corporate advertising. 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.

Select three courses from the following list:9
Economics Reporting
Business Reporting
Business and the Media
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Data Driven Journalism
Social Media Analytics
Business News Wire H
Business Journalism Management H
Digital Media Economics and Behavior H
Total Hours9

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.

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

Hussman School of Journalism and Media

Visit Program Website

Carroll Hall, CB# 3365

(919) 962-1204


Raul Reis

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Heidi Hennink-Kaminski


Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Jules Dixon-Green


Senior Director of Undergraduate Program

Stacy Outlaw


Director, Academic Advising & Student Engagement

Sharon Jones