2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Public Advocacy

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Public Advocacy, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Public Advocacy? - Program Spotlight

In the workplace or in the community, we are faced with issues that require people to take position and to advocate for better solutions. Advocacy is a key communication skill for all careers, but especially for careers in law, government and social services. The ability to advocate appropriately and effectively for personal needs contributes to life satisfaction.

More Information

Advisor:  Dr. Stephanie Thomson
Phone:  231-591-3504


Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 113
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone:  231-591-3675

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Public Advocacy Certificate - 12 Credits

Required - 12 Credits
Theories of Persuasion
Communicator:Public Advocate
Leadership and Communication
Choose One:
Argumentation and Debate
Persuasive Speaking