Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Writing
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Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Writing (16-ENGL-CPW)
The undergraduate certificate program in Professional Writing is for non-degree-seeking students who wish to sharpen their publication skills and master the fundamentals of editing and writing for the workplace. The two required courses in editing and technical document design address editing, revision. planning, drafting, and designing documents for publication. Students choose three additional elective courses for the program based on their interests. and may focus their elective courses in journalism. technical writing, or creative writing.
Applicants must have completed the first year of college English or equivalent (credit, transfer credit, or credit by exam). Applicants must be enrolled as Non-Degree Studies (NDS) students and should not be concurrently seeking a degree at NCSU during the time of certificate courses. Applicants must submit an online form to the director of Professional Writing to begin the process of enrollment, and should be enrolled as NDS students by the deadline for NDS course registration.
Director of Professional Writing
Associate Professor of English
131 D Tompkins Hall
List of Eligibility Requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Writing
- Non-degree student status
- There are no other required examinations, presentations, or external learning experiences except those required by the courses listed.
- A total of 15 hours is required.
- Satisfactory completion of the certificate program requires:
- Completion of the coursework noted above.
- A grade of C- or better in all courses used to satisfy the certificate requirement.
- An overall GPA of2.0 or better for all courses used to satisfy the certificate requirements.
|Required Courses (2):|
|Introduction to Editing|
|Technical Document Design and Editing|
|Elective Courses (Choose 3):|
|Designing Networked Communications|
|Writing in the Rhetorical Tradition|
|Communication for Engineering and Technology|
|Communication for Business and Management|
|Communication for Science and Research|
|Introduction to News and Article Writing|
|Advanced News and Article Writing|
|Editorial and Opinion Writing|
|Computer Documentation Design|
|Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing|
|Advanced Technical Writing, Editing and Document Design|
|Publication Management for Technical Communicators|
|Introduction to Creative Nonfiction|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop|
|Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop|
|Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop|
|Major American Author|