Professional Writing Certificate

Improve your written, oral and digital communications skills.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

The Professional Writing Certificate offers a career-focused educational experience that prepares you to solve communication problems in the real world. As a graduate of this 15-credit certificate, you will be able to rhetorically assess communication situations, design visually compelling documents, and clarify technical concepts for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.

With a focus on generating polished, user-centered deliverables, this certificate will enable you to help address an area of critical importance in business, nonprofit, governmental and community workplaces – clearly communicating information.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand and implement basic professional writing concepts
  • Understand and apply editing strategies, rhetorical theory, usability research, and visual rhetoric to create professional deliverables
  • Develop strategies for effectively responding to communication situations in professional contexts to complete a significant, collaborative client-based project

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills.



Students in the B.S. Professional Communication and Emerging Media will be eligible to complete the certificate through their courses. All courses are currently being offered as part of that degree.