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The Professional Writing certificate offers students the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively and apply their rhetoric and writing skills to a variety of professional audiences, such as business, industry, government, nonprofit, health care, and technology. Student are required to take two out of three professional writing courses at the 1000-level (ENGLI 1105 Workplace Writing, ENGLI 1110 Technical Writing, ENGLI 1115 Digital Writing) and two out of three at the 2000-level (ENGLI 2105 Writing in the Professions, ENGLI 2110 Editing in the Professions, ENGLI 2115 Writing for Nonprofits). This certificate requires 18 credits in the courses listed below.

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Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: ENGLI.CER.PROF

ENGLI 1101English Composition I3
ENGLI 1102English Composition II3
Select two of the following:6
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Digital Writing
Select two of the following:6
Writing in the Professions
Editing in the Professions
Writing for Nonprofits
Total Credits18