Professional Writing Certificate

The undergraduate Professional Writing (PW) certificate prepares you to write, edit, and design projects in your field and complements any major or career.  

Courses in the program incorporate elements of communications, marketing, journalism, and web development and offer students experiential learning opportunities as well as access to industry professionals. 

Requirements

* Professional Writing Certificate Checklist
This electronic requirement checklist can be completed and used during advising sessions or utilized to track the progress toward your certificate completion.

►The Professional Writing Certificate requires 15 semester credit hours.

(1) Choose One Technology Course

ENGL 3069 Introduction to Web Authoring
ENGL 3070 Desktop Publishing
ENGL 5100-level with permission from your advisor

(2) Choose One 4000 Level Specialized Writing Course           

ENGL 4091 Writing For Business
ENGL 4092 Technical and Scientific Writing
ENGL 4093 Environmental Writing
ENGL 4094 Biomedical Writing

(3) Choose One 5100-Level Course       

ENGL/PWRT 5121 Instructional Design
ENGL/PWRT 5122 Promotional Writing
ENGL/PWRT 5123 Reports and Proposals
ENGL/PWRT 5124 Editing Professional Documents
ENGL/PWRT 5125 Information Graphics & Document Design
ENGL/PWRT 5126 Usability and User Experience
ENGL/PWRT 5128 Publishing and New Media

(4) Choose Two Electives*   

ENGL 2073 Rhet. & Social Engagement
ENGL 3059 Intro to RPW        
ENGL 3060 Language & Knowledge
ENGL 3067 Research Methods in RPW  
ENGL 3068 Topics in RPW 
ENGL 3072 Multimedia Writing
ENGL 3074 Rhetoric of Social Media

ENGL 3076 Writing with Style
ENGL 3077 Visual Rhetoric
ENGL 4095 Theory in PW
ENGL 5080 Writing Cincinnati
ENGL 5089 Capstone in RPW
ENGL 5095 Capstone in RPW
ENGL 4099 Internship**

►ENGL/PWRT 5121 Instructional Design
ENGL/PWRT 5122 Promotional Writing
ENGL/PWRT 5123 Reports & Proposals
ENGL/PWRT 5124 Editing Professional Documents
ENGL/PWRT 5125 Information Design
ENGL/PWRT 5126 Usability & User Experience
ENGL/PWRT 5128 Publishing & New Media

* For your electives, you can also take any PW course that you have not previously counted toward your technology, 4000-level specialized writing, or 5100-level requirements. 

Courses used to fulfill a requirement cannot count as an elective as well.

** Note: See advisor at one semester prior to enrollment.  This internship must be arranged through the PW program and not Professional Practice.