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.

Technical and Professional Writing Certificate — 24 units

Core Courses (12 units)

ENG 400GWFundamentals of Professional Writing and Rhetoric - GWAR3
ENG 540Professional Editing3
ENG 545Visual Rhetoric and Document Design3
ENG 695Internship in Professional Writing and Rhetoric3

Skills Electives (12 units)

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.