Certificate in Professional Writing

The Department of English offers a certificate program in Professional Writing. This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students as well as non-degree seeking students desiring professional/ personal advancement. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admission guidelines. The certificate is designed to prepare students to work as professional writers in a wide variety of positions, including but not limited to grant writing, publishing, technical writing, and technical editing. The certificate is comprised of 18 hours of coursework.

Requirements for a Professional Writing Certificate

EN 339WTechnical and Scientific Writing3
EN 310WAdvanced Composition3
EN 355WGenres in Creative Writing3
EN 445WMultimodal Writing3
Elective Component:
Select six hours from the following three credit-hour courses:6
Language and Gender
Writing about Film
Writing Protest and Dissent
Technical and Scientific Editing
Survey of Grammar
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction and Drama
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Creative Nonfiction
English Internship/Practicum
Selected Topics in Writing
Total Hours18