UW-Stout offers "professional development certificate" programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.
While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well-defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.
Students may enroll in the certificates as a stand-alone program or in addition to their undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] major. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level [G] certificate programs.
- Communicating in Health Contexts (COMST 570- 3 credits)
- Developing Health Messages (ENGL 570- 3 credits)
Electives (select two)
- Special Topics: Culture and Health (COMST 670-3 credits)
- Special Topics: The Power of Narrative in Health Communication (COMST 670-3 credits)
- Special Topics: Media Representations of Health and Medicine (ENGL 670-3 credits)
- Independent Research (COMST/ENGL 675-3 credits)