Professional Writing Certificate
The Certificate in Professional Writing is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop professional-level writing skills in preparation for careers in corporate, professional, or technical writing; public relations or advertising; and other professions in which writing plays an important role. Students majoring in business, medical specialty areas, sciences, fine arts, or humanities will find expanded professional opportunities by acquiring the certificate.
Offered by the English Department, this certificate is open to all students seeking a degree in addition to this certificate in the College for Women.
The delivery method for most of the required courses for the Professional Writing Certificate is is face-to-face, with on campus classes. Some topics courses are offered in all-online formats, providing students in the certificate program the opportunity to learn and write in an all digital context.
Students must receive a minimum grade of B+ in all courses.
|ENGL 2350||Rhetorical Grammar||4|
|ENGL 3340||Writing for the Digital Age: Compelling Content for Blogs, Websites and Social Media||4|
|ENGL 3360W||Intermediate Writing: Writing with Power, Purpose and the Perfect Word||4|
|ENGL 4320W||The Editorial Process||4|
|Completion of a portfolio|
|Determination by the Professional Writing Certification Committee in the English Department that the student has developed a level of writing skill appropriate to writing in a professional context|