Certificates

Writing Certificate

The Writing Certificate enhances students’ skills in writing and analysis.  A complement to any major, the curriculum builds expertise in written communication and provides credentials to employers and graduate programs.

To earn a Writing Certificate, students must earn a “B” or better in each course and complete the exit assessment survey.  The Writing Certificate does not meet graduation requirements for an academic minor.

A minimum off 12 credits is required, including:

One of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Critical Approaches to Literature
Nine credits from the following, three of which must be from upper division English courses:9
Chemical Information Literacy and Communication
Media Writing
Scriptwriting
Introduction to Creative Writing
Grammar and the English Language
Environmental Literature: Studies in:
Borderlands: Representing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
Women and Literature
Literary Culture of the American West
Critical Approaches to Literature
Popular Genre Fiction
Ancient World Literature
Folklore
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Technical Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Literature and Ethnicity: Studies in:
Poetry: Studies in:
Drama: Studies in:
Prose: Studies in:
Women Writers
Global Literatures: Studies in:
Myth and Culture
British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Texts
British Literature: Milton through the Romantics
British Literature: The Victorians to the Present Day
American Literature Early to Civil War
American Literature-Civil War to Present
Literary Magazine Submission and Production
Major British Authors:
Major American Authors:
Writing the Environment
Geoscience Writing
Total Credits12

Professional Writing Certificate

The Professional Writing Certificate curriculum builds versatile skills in writing and analysis alongside more specialized forms of technical and professional writing.  A complement to any major, the certificate signals to employers and graduate programs expertise in professional writing. 

To earn a Professional Writing Certificate, students must earn a “B” or better in each course and complete the exit survey. The Professional Writing Certificate does not meet graduation requirements for an academic minor.

A minimum of 15 credits is required including:

ENG 302Technical Writing3
One of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Critical Approaches to Literature
Nine credits from the following, three of which must be from upper division English courses:9
Chemical Information Literacy and Communication
Media Writing
Scriptwriting
Introduction to Creative Writing
Grammar and the English Language
Environmental Literature: Studies in:
Borderlands: Representing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
Women and Literature
Literary Culture of the American West
Critical Approaches to Literature
Popular Genre Fiction
Ancient World Literature
Folklore
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Technical Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Literature and Ethnicity: Studies in:
Poetry: Studies in:
Drama: Studies in:
Prose: Studies in:
Women Writers
Global Literatures: Studies in:
Myth and Culture
British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Texts
British Literature: Milton through the Romantics
British Literature: The Victorians to the Present Day
American Literature Early to Civil War
American Literature-Civil War to Present
Literary Magazine Submission and Production
Major British Authors:
Major American Authors:
Writing the Environment
Geoscience Writing
Total Credits15