Professional Writing (Certificate)

The Professional Writing Certificate is an 18-hour curriculum aimed at skill-building for career advancement.

Writing certificate programs are a fast and flexible way for undergraduates to boost their resumes and for busy professionals to gain a graduate credential. With a focus on real-world applications, certificates require 12-to-18 credit hours and can sometimes be completed in a year.

This program is fast and flexible, featuring small, writing-intensive courses that will build your portfolio.

What will you learn?

This academically rigorous certificate program will help you refine your communication skills and add value to your degree. You will be able to use professional writing skills and appropriate technology to produce new and traditional media for informative, entertainment, and persuasive purposes. Locate, utilize, and synthesize sources to support communication and objectives. Evaluate the ethical issues related to professional writing practices.The program requires can be found at this link.

What will you do?

Popular Careers for Writers include:

  • Proposal Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • Senior Copywriter
  • Technical Writer
  • Managing Editor
  • Web Content Specialist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Publications Editor
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Web Content Editor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Public Relations (PR) Specialist
  • Proofreader
  • Grant Writer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Assistant Editor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
Faculty and Staff
  • Dr. Ji Young Kim (Chair)
  • Dr. Beth Bir (Assistant Chair)
  • Ms. Vickie Bannon (Administrative Support Associate)
  • Dr. Trela Anderson
  • Dr. Sara Boissonneau
  • Dr. Brenda Hammack
  • Dr. Brooksie Harrington
  • Dr. Eric Hyman
  • Ms. LaTasha Jones
  • Dr. Nicole McFarlane
  • Dr. Edward McShane
  • Dr. Joshua Murray
  • Dr. Micki Nyman
  • Dr. Maria Orban
  • Dr. Dean Swinford
  • Dr. Chuck Tryon
  • Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis
  • Professor Carole Weatherford
  • Ms. Toni Thomas
  • Ms. Crystal Edmonds
  • Ms. Yuri Abdul-Latif
  • Dr. Dorothy Tatum