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Become a certified leader

The Job Outlook 2020 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers identified leadership and related skills, such as problem solving, team work and communication, as the top skills to be demonstrated on a résumé.  Does your résumé demonstrate leadership? Have you found ways to document and represent your leadership?

The communication studies program offers a 12-hour certificate in leadership, which comprises:

  • COMM 4308: Principles of Leadership
  • A three-hour course within the major or minor that addresses leadership
  • Six hours of applied leadership credit, such as an internship, independent study, study abroad opportunity, service learning course as approved by certificate advisor, etc.

Talk to our leadership certificate advisor, Dr. R. Tyler Spradley, today to see how you can earn your certificate.  You may even already be enrolled in a course that can count toward the certificate.

Certificates are listed on the diploma and should be featured on a résumé to document certified skills.



Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication

Dugas Liberal Arts North 
Room 235

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13042, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962