Professional Writing Certificate

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. Students taking ENG 475 must earn a "satisfactory." To earn both the Professional Writing Certificate and the Writing Certificate, students must pass one additional upper-division English writing certificate elective with a "B" or better.

Earning both certificates requires 18 credit hours. The writing certificates do not meet graduation requirements for the academic minor.

A minimum of 15 credits is required including:

ENG 302Technical Writing3
One of the following:3
Introduction to Creative Writing (GT-AH1)
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
Borderlands: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Women and Literature
Literary Culture of the American West
Popular Genre Fiction: Topic Variable
Introduction to Creative Writing (GT-AH1)
Grammar and the English Language
Environmental Literature (GT-AH2)
Critical Approaches to Literature
Ancient World Literature (GT-AH2)
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Literature and Ethnicity: Studies in:
Poetry: Studies in:
Drama: Studies in:
Prose: Studies in:
Women Writers
Global Literatures: Studies in: The Underworld
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:
Theories of Reading and Writing Discourse
Writing the Environment
Geoscience Writing
Total Credits15