The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Writing allows students to hone their writing skills—something most employers have been calling for in recent years by routinely ranking writing and communication skills as essential in the workplace—by providing students with the critical skills of highly skilled writing and communication, no matter their major.

The certificate requires a minimum of 18 hours, and more typically 19 hours, in the specified certificate curriculum, with at least 9 of those hours at the upper-division. Certificate candidates may not apply more than two courses (6 credit hours) from their major.