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Technical and Professional Writing, Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate is only offered via Global Campus/CMU Online.

This 18-credit-hour certificate is designed for degree-seeking students in any major and non-degree-seeking students who want to become more proficient at writing and editing the kinds of documents common in many workplaces, e.g., business and industry; local, state, and federal government agencies; and non-profit organizations. The program is intended to prepare students for any of several careers: as professionals in particular fields who can write well, as in-house writers in a variety of workplace settings, as freelance technical/professional writers and/or editors, and as graduate students in programs that emphasize technical and professional communication and/or rhetoric and composition.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 18 hours

Required Courses (18 hours)

Students will select 18 credit hours from the following:

ENG 301WINonfiction Writing


ENG 303WITechnical Writing


ENG 397Independent Study


ENG 402WIArgumentation and Expository Writing


ENG 503Document Design


ENG 504Technical Editing


ENG 514Language and Media Discourse


Total: 18 semester hours