Degree/Certificate Requirements

Writing Certificate:

University of Michigan-Dearborn students will be awarded a Certificate in Writing after they have completed three writing courses (9 credits) beyond the 200 level and a writing practicum of at least 30 hours. To be eligible for the certificate students will have to earn B or better in the writing courses they use to complete the required nine hours. At least one of the three courses must be a Composition course and carry the COMP prefix.

Students pursuing the certificate will have several options for fulfilling the practicum component of the Certificate which might include: Composing a substantial creative work in an independent study with a faculty member; completing an internship with the Humanities Internship Program that includes a substantial writing or editing component; completing a co-op assignment with the CASL Co-op Program that includes a substantial writing or editing component; serving as a peer consultant in the Writing Center or engaging in community service that involves substantial writing or editing.

For more information about the certificate program, a list of courses that count toward the certificate, and the procedures for pursuing the certificate, please contact Professor Liz Rohan at erohan@umd.umich.edu or Professor Bill DeGenaro at billdeg@umd.umich.edu.