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Project Management and Leadership

This interdisciplinary certificate provides work ready leadership training to enhance undergraduate bachelor seeking students and enhance management readiness.

*Coming in Spring 2024!


Earn 12 Credits Across Several Disciplines

EDLP 317 - Law and Policy Studies in Education
ENGL 387 - Introduction to Rhetoric
      or SPCH 387 - Introduction to Rhetoric
ENGL 462 - Technical Writing
ENGL 463 - Business Writing
ENGL 468 - Digital Writing
HRTM 490 - Strategic Hospitality Management and Leadership
JOUR 451 - Freelancing for Creative Professionals
JOUR 480 - Media Management
MGMT 371 - Principles of Management
MGSC 498 - Project Management for Business
PEDU 302 - Foundations of Coaching
POLI 215 - Introduction to Leadership Studies
POLI 370 - Introduction to Public Administration
RETL 351 - Retail Entrepreneurship
PSYC 350 - Industrial Psychology
SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology
SOCY 311 - Ecology of Human Social Systems
SPCH 330 - Small Group Communication
SPCH 331 - Organizational Communication


How It Works

  1. Let us know you're interested by emailing
  2. After reviewing with your academic advisor, we'll add the Certificate to your curriculum in Banner.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours from the course list below. We'll keep track of your progress in DegreeWorks.
  4. Complete a Certificate Application along with your degree application during your final semester.
  5. Be recognized on your transcript, your commencement program, and by official certificate. Be all the more prepared for the career you want!


  • The certificate must be completed concurrently with your undergraduate degree and it cannot delay graduation. 
  • A minimum institutional GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
  • Two of the four required courses must be taken at the USC Columbia campus.
  • All coursework that applies to the certificate must be earned with a grade of C or better.

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