Writing (New College) (Certificate)

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The certificate in writing is a valuable program for students in any discipline.The ability to communicate clearly, directly and effectively is a key to advancement in all careers. 

The certificate in writing offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus is a valuable program for students in any discipline.The ability to communicate clearly, directly and effectively is a key to advancement in all careers. Certification of advanced writing skills opens the way to a vast array of opportunities, from journalism and publishing to public advocacy, military and government careers, elementary and secondary education, business management, economic development, law, nonprofits and high-tech industry.

The certificate offers five track options (creative writing, generalist, nonfiction writing, professional and technical writing, and publishing and editing) and students can tailor the certificate to their individual interests and career goals. The certificate includes intensive coursework that culminates in an exit portfolio, a collection of work that demonstrates the writing skills mastered by each student.

Program Offered

Writing (New College) (Certificate)

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New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


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Program Requirements

The writing certificate consists of 19 credit hours, 13 of which must be upper division. Requirements include 18 credit hours of track courses, chosen in consultation with the faculty certificate coordinator, as well as a writing portfolio (AMS 490, one credit hour). Students must complete a minimum of six upper division credit hours offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at ASU. Six to nine credit hours may be shared between certificate and major requirements upon approval. All courses used to satisfy the requirements for the certificate must be passed with a "B" (3.00) or better.
Track Requirements (minimum 12 upper-division) -- 18 credit hours
Creative Writing Track
Generalist Track
Nonfiction Writing Track
Professional and Technical Writing Track
Publishing and Editing Track
Writing Portfolio -- 1 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

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