Editing and Publishing Certificate
To formally register for the EPC, students must contact the certificate coordinator and complete the registration form, then file the signed paperwork with the academic coordinator. Upon registration, students must complete a total of 15 credits including DTC 201, Engl 357, Engl 405, three Engl 498 (Internship) credits, and at least one elective from the student’s selected sub-track (Digital, Literary, or Popular/Scholarly).
Core Curriculum [3 courses/9 credits]:
- DTC 201 – Tools and Methods for Digital Technology
- Engl 357 – Editing & Publishing
- Engl 405 – Advanced Professional Writing and Editing
Electives [1 course/3 credits]:
- Digital Track – emphasis on multimedia authorship, digital media tools, information and project management, web development, art/graphic design, and information architecture.
- DTC 330, 331, 336, 354, or 475
- Literary Track – emphasis on literary journals, creative writing, and literary agent/editor/publishing careers.
- Engl 451, 452, or 453
- Popular/Scholarly Track – emphasis on industry tools and conventions of grammar, copyediting, ESL editing and literacy, business, professional, and magazine writing, diversity, accessibility, and rhetoric.
- Engl 255, 363, 364, 402, 403, or 495
Professional Writing Certificate
To earn the Professional Writing Certificate, students must complete the following five courses with a 3.0 GPA or better: Anth 350, Engl 301, Engl 402, Engl 498, and one elective approved by the English advisor/faculty. Engl 498 must be taken only after the other four courses have been completed. The certificate can be earned online through Global Campus and/or on-campus offerings. The university undergraduate certificate fee will apply.
Science Writing Certificate
To earn the Science Writing Certificate, students must complete the following five courses with a 3.0 GPA or better: Engl 301, Engl 402, and Engl 495. Students must also complete 6 elective credits with possible options including : Bio 330, EnvSci 285, Geol 210, MBios 320, Psych 401. Psych/WomenSt 324, or SolSci 360. The certificate can be earned through WSU Global Campus and/or on-campus offerings. The university undergraduate certificate fee will apply.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
To earn the Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate, students must complete 18 hours including the following courses: Engl 443, 444, 456, 457, FOR LANG 440 or 441, and 3 credits of Engl 498. Engl 256 is highly recommended.