Upon completion of the Specialist program: Students will demonstrate an understanding of their professional development goals; students will demonstrate an understanding of what specialized knowledge and/or skills are needed to meet their professional development goals; and, students will demonstrate specialized knowledge and/or skills in a specific chosen area of the field
The Certificate of Specialized Study in Information Science is a 12-credit hour certificate designed to complement graduate degree programs offered within the School of Information Science. It is designed to enhance the student’s career opportunities, professional development, and career readiness by providing preparation and additional specialization in areas of study and concentration critical to those working in a variety of industries.
This 12-hour certificate helps develop a deeper understanding of race and ethnicity, gender identity and expression, social class and poverty, and other sociocultural topics through the lens of information science.
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication is an interdisciplinary certificate administered by the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; the School of Journalism and Mass Communications; and the School of Information Science. This is an 18-hour post-bachelor's program which provides students with opportunities to strengthen their knowledge in health communication content, research methods, and application. Students will select Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior; Journalism and Mass Communications; or Library and Information Science as an interest area.