Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Advanced Professionalism, Certificate (1730)

Program Coordinator

Monica Q. Duvall, monica.duvall@wku.edu, (270) 745-4136

This certificate focuses on competencies needed for career readiness and professional development for transitioning to the business field, including assessment, exploration, and experiential components. Students must complete the following categories.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Category I Advanced Communication 19
Select three of the following:
Effective Listening
Organizational Interviewing
Leadership Communication
Advanced Public Speaking 2
Intercultural Communication 3
Gender Communication
Advanced Intercultural Communication 3
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Ethics and Critical Thinking 2
Business Communication Fundamentals
Personal Selling
Category II Applied Career Experience 2
Select one of the following:3
Internship in Accounting
Practicum in Analytics and Information Systems
Practicum in Economics
Internship in Finance
Practicum in Management
Practicum in Marketing
College of Business Internship
HON 404Honors Thesis / Project II 41-3
Category III (Students must pass this 0 credit course prior to graduation)
BA 495Career Development Attendance0
Total Hours13-15

9 hours; maximum 6 hours for any prefix.


Each of these courses lists prerequisites that are already required in GFCB undergraduate programs.


Each of these courses lists prerequisites that could require additional coursework by the student. 


Students may petition the certificate program coordinator to use HON 404 to satisfy Category II.