Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals, Undergraduate Certificate

Available: On Campus and Online

The Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals helps students develop professional communication skills in the legal and criminal justice systems. The curriculum combines courses from the department’s existing curriculum to best serve students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, and the legal profession.

Gain In-Demand Skills

Students in the Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Legal and Criminal Justice Professionals program develop and refine in-demand, marketable skills and will learn to:

  • Identify communication theories and principles applicable to criminal justice professionals.
  • Apply strategic communication principles related to criminal justice professionals.
  • Synthesize information and present different viewpoints related to communication.
  • Demonstrate intercultural communication competence in legal settings.
  • Develop argumentation skills from a communication perspective needed for legal settings.
  • Demonstrate effective conflict management skills in legal settings.
  • Gather and evaluate information critically.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Summary
Length 18 Credit Hours
Required Courses Undergraduate Certificate
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Current SHSU Students

Current students have an opportunity to gain a valuable certificate upon completion of the courses.

To enroll, schedule an appointment or virtual drop-in with your advisor as soon as possible and let them know you would like to apply for this certificate program.

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