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Certificate in Social Media Creator

Learn safe social media practices, develop an online content strategy and acquire practical skills to enhance career readiness.

The social media creator certificate explores how aspiring online content creators can benefit from “name, image and likeness” policies, how to create digital value and the basics of digital storytelling.

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About the Program

The online social media creator certificate is designed for students, eSports competitors and student-athletes looking to jumpstart their online presence. This entry-level set of courses can apply to students from almost any background eager to acquire fundamental concepts to generate impactful content, regardless of the platform or industry.

What is a Certificate, Credential, Emphasis or Minor?

Certificate in Social Media Creator at a Glance

What can I do with a social media creator certificate?

The social media creator certificate equips students with valuable skills to develop social media engagement and strategy, thereby enhancing their career readiness regardless of their chosen career path. This certificate can also teach student-athletes and other individuals how to collaborate with Idaho-based companies while still enrolled at Boise State University.

Possible Careers:

  • Social media creator
  • Social media influencer
  • Social media manager

What classes will I take?

The online Certificate in Social Media Creator curriculum table shows the courses required for the nine-credit program. Students can complete the program in as few as two semesters.

Course NumberTitleCredits
WRITE 185Name, Image and Likeness3
WRITE 186Creating Digital Value3
WRITE 280Social Storytelling3
Total3 Courses9

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning your academic schedule. All official course descriptions and degree requirements are published on the undergraduate catalog site.

How much does it cost?

Boise State Online offers reasonably priced tuition, ongoing support, financial aid options and degree paths that help ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently. Review the following table for more information on program costs.

Certificate Costs

Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
Courses (9 total credits @ $375 per credit*)$3,375
Books (estimate)$50
Instructors make use of open educational resources and other materials that are free to students whenever possible. However, low-cost textbooks may be required if free content is unavailable.Varies
Approximate Total Investment$3,475

*The per-credit fees listed are for the 2023-24 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

Costs for room and board ($5,688) and transportation ($1,248) are used to calculate financial aid and are included here to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for students pursuing a fully online degree. 

Note to students taking courses primarily on-campus: Speak with your advisor about registering for the correct section number and potential online course fees.

Note to Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

What support will I have?

We’re here to help! From deciding if an online certificate is right for you to figuring out what credits transfer from previous schools, talking to a student success coach is the best place to start.

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How do I apply?

Admission to the online Certificate in Social Media Creator is dependent upon admittance to Boise State University. To apply, complete the Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application. On the Degree Path page within the application, select “Social Media Creator Certificate” from the Program or Certificate drop-down list.

Students who are in academic catalogs prior to 2022 may receive an error message when adding the Social Media Creator certificate. If you receive this error message, please reach out to your advisor for assistance updating your catalog year.

Submit the Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Online

Application Deadlines by Semester

Review the following table for priority deadlines to submit materials.

SemesterApplication Deadline
1st 7-Week
Class Start
1st 7-Week
Application Deadline
2nd 7-Week
Class Start
2nd 7-Week
SummerApril 15*Early MayJune 1*Late June
FallJuly 15*Late AugustSeptember 15*Late October
SpringDecember 1*Early JanuaryFebruary 1*Early March

*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply one month prior to these posted deadlines.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Identify “name, image and likeness” opportunities.
  • Evaluate potential target audiences.
  • Determine effective strategies and tools for safe and healthy social media practices.
  • Create a content strategy defining objectives, target audiences, appropriate channels or formats and voice.

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