Certificate in Technical and Professional Writing

In order to be accepted to an undergraduate certificate program, a student must have completed 56 semester units of undergraduate course work with a 2.0 (C) grade point average. A maximum of 6 Technical and Professional Writing advisor-approved transfer units is allowed toward the certificate.

Before completing the certificate, students must demonstrate appropriate writing competency by successful completion of the required 18 units of upper-division, writing-intensive Technical and Professional Writing course work.


Coure Courses

  • ENG 400GW - Fundamentals of Professional Writing and Rhetoric - GWAR
  • ENG 540 - Professional Editing
  • ENG 545 - Visual Rhetoric and Document Design
  • ENG 695 - Internship in Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Elective Courses

Chosen from skills electives courses described under the B.A. program, including a minimum of 6 Technical and Professional Writing units - see an advisor.

Note: All units applied to the Technical and Professional Writing certificate must be earned with a grade of C or better.