Certificate in Technical and Professional Writing

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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 TPW 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 TPW course work.

Technical and Professional Writing, Certificate — 24 units

Core Courses (12 units)

TPW 400GWFundamentals of Technical and Professional Writing -- GWAR3
TPW 550Professional Editing3
TPW 555Visual Rhetoric and Document Design3
TPW 695Internship in Technical and Professional Writing3

Skills Electives (12 units)

Chosen from skills electives courses described under the B.A. program, including a minimum of 6 TPW units.

Note: All units applied to the TPW certificate must be earned with a grade of C or better.