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About the International Media Certificate (IMC)

Today’s International Affairs majors are entering an increasingly globalized, technology-focused workforce. This undergraduate certificate program is designed exclusively for undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), and in the International Affairs program (IAFS) in the College of Arts and Sciences. The IMC allows IAFS majors to explore careers in international reporting, advertising, strategic communication and entertainment, and students can expect to learn more about international news and communication media.


To be eligible for the IMC, you must meet the following requirements:

  • have completed 30 hours of college coursework
  • have also completed 6 credits of courses in their major and
  • have a minimum of a 2.75 overall GPA at CU-Boulder

To apply, please fill out the online application form on the CMCI website


To complete the IMC, IAFS majors must have completed 18 credit hours, including four required CMCI courses.

Find the IMC course requirements here and download the IMC worksheet, which helps you track your IMC requirements. If you have questions about your IMC requirements, please contact the International Affairs Assistant Director, Katherine Rousseau. If you have questions about your IAFS coursework, please contact your IAFS advisor.


IAFS majors who are graduating and completing the IMC

When you have completed all IMC requirements, please complete this PowerForm: IMC Completion form. The PowerForm requires an unofficial transcript with completion of the form. CU Boulder unofficial transcripts are available here

Students earn the IMC once all requirements are verified. We will notify the Registrar’s office that you have completed the IMC. Please note: certificates will not appear on student transcripts until the diploma is posted.

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