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    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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) 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.
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.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • 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 

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15


  • 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 321Persuasion 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74

Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.