Program Overview

The UMass Lowell online Contemporary Communications Certificate is an introductory certificate preparing students for work in a rapidly changing, information-driven workplace. Students will develop skills in research, analysis, writing, graphic presentation of material, and the use of technology as a tool for communication.

Program Highlights:
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • The Certificate program is interdisciplinary and draws upon the expertise and knowledge of several departments within the University
  • Many of the courses in this certificate can also be applied towards several other certificates and degrees offered by UMass Lowell

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Requirements

    A high school diploma or GED is required.

    Restrictions

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. 

    School Overview

    The College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a supportive and challenging environment, expand knowledge through cutting-edge research, & enrich our community through creative enterprise. As the University’s largest College, we offer over 24 undergraduate & graduate degree programs through our 11 academic departments & numerous interdisciplinary programs. Through:

    •     Effective classroom engagement
    •     Research opportunities 
    •     Working with our distinguished faculty and 
    •     A range of other experiential learning opportunities

    Students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights, & perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities. Our graduate degree and certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research and education, government, and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelors to masters” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

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