Certificate in Writing: Professional Writing

Requirements (30-31 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

Lower-division requirements (8)
ENG 240Writing in the Public Sphere4
COMM 240Writing for Media4
Upper-division requirements (22-23)
ENG 307Theories Of Writing4
ENG 308Studies in Writing4
ENG 399BCommunity Service Project2
or ENG 575B Internship in English
Twelve to thirteen units chosen from:12-13
Printing Production
Web Design
Graphic Design I
Art Writing
Business and Professional Communication
Publication Design and Makeup
Public Relations Communication
Public Relations Campaigns
Analysis and Writing of Nonfiction Prose
Studies in Writing
Media Performance Practicum
Media Performance Practicum
Approaches to Professional Writing
Philosophy of Language
Criticism of Theatre in Performance
Total Units30-31