Social media course being taught at The University of Akron

Social media course being taught at The University of Akron

Professional Social Media Certificate

The Professional Social Media Certificate is open to students of any major, as well as professionals. It serves as formal training and evidence of your preparation in the subject.

You will learn to generate content, use analytics to measure success, and create a complete social media campaign for a real client as your final project for the course, Advanced Strategic Social Media, giving you a hands-on experiential learning opportunity.

“The number of jobs that request or require skills and knowledge in social media is continuously growing, yet there are still very few educational credentials available to help students demonstrate a mastery of this expertise that organizations need. This certificate is a concrete way for current students and professionals already in the field to obtain formal training in social media, as well as gain evidence of their preparation.”

Julie Cajigas, associate professor of practice in the School of Communication

Courses

To earn your Professional Social Media Certificate, please see the recommended course sequence.

Please note: It is expected that the program will be offered in a fully online format, as well.

How to enroll

Current students:

  • To enroll or get more details, contact your advisor or Julie Cajigas, associate professor of practice in the School of Communication.
  • Courses already taken can count towards this certification.

Prospective students/professionals:

  • To enroll for this certificate, contact UA admissions.
  • For questions about the program or courses, contact Julie Cajigas, associate professor of practice in the School of Communication.