The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Writing requires a minimum of 18 hours, and more typically 19 hours, in the specified certificate curriculum (see below), 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. Students granted the certificate will have earned at least a “C” in any Certificate course, and will have averaged at least a “B” across all Certificate courses.

Courses within the PWR (at least 6 credit hours)

  • Courses within the PWR that fulfill the A&S upper-division written communication requirement

Courses outside the PWR (at least 6 credit hours)

  • Courses outside the PWR that fulfill the A&S upper-division written communication requirement
  • Courses outside the PWR that treat theories and contexts pertaining to writing

Practicum Course(s) (at least 1 credit hour)

  • Required Portfolio Curation
  • Options relevant to specific interests and career goals

The Certificate in Writing will be noted on the student’s transcript.

To discuss the Writing Certificate with the Writing Certificate Coordinator, complete the 

Writing Certificate Interest Form