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Human Communication in a Mediated World

Undergraduate Certificate

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human Communication in a Mediated World is a response to the growing necessity for humans to learn to interact more effectively in a world where people frequently move in and out of traditional face-to-face and mediated communication situations. Our face-to-face communication is altered because of our mediated experiences, which are now an integral part of our society.

As a student in this program, you acquire the ability to understand and apply traditional and mediated communication theories appropriately and effectively in organizational, intercultural, interpersonal, persuasive, and mass-media communication contexts. In addition, you acquire the skills to examine, understand, and apply appropriate communication tools, processes, and strategies in computer-mediated environments.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human Communication in a Mediated World prepares you to work in business, government, education, the arts, and performance in such careers as:

  • Communications specialist 
  • Direct sales representative 
  • Administration support specialist 
  • Account manager 
  • Retail manager 
  • Human resource associate 
  • Recruiting specialist 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Human Communication in a Mediated World, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Human communication core course (3 credit hours) 
  • Communication elective courses (15 credit hours) 

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:    

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you  
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU 
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management 
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals 
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants 
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career 
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians 
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training 
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. secured admission to IUPUI.
  2. 2.0 GPA or above if you are currently a student at IUPUI or any of the IU system schools.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program: 
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:   
        IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
        Cavanaugh Hall 147 
        425 University Boulevard 
        Indianapolis, IN 46202 


COMM-C 316Human Communication and the Internet3 Credits
COMM-C 108Listening3 Credits
COMM-C 180Interpersonal Communication3 Credits
COMM-C 223Business and Professional Communication3 Credits
COMM-C 228Discussion and Group Method3 Credits
COMM-C 325Interviewing Principles and Practices3 Credits
COMM-C 380Organizational Communication3 Credits
COMM-C 394Conflict and Communication3 Credits
COMM-C 395Gender and Communication3 Credits
COMM-C 482Intercultural Communication3 Credits
COMM-M 150Media and Society3 Credits
COMM-M 210Media Message Design3 Credits
COMM-M 215Media Literacy3 Credits
COMM-R 310Rhetoric, Society, and Culture3 Credits
COMM-R 321Persuasion3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $296.09
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $888.27

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1031.33
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3093.99
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