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Ohio University Majors

Writing Certificate Program

Program Overview

The writing certificate provides students of all majors (except English) the opportunity to enhance their writing abilities and have this expertise appear as a credential on their transcripts. There is a national demand for employees who have strong skills in writing. For example, a survey of employers conducted for the Association of American Colleges and Universities revealed that 89% of those surveyed identified the ability to communicate effectively as a key intellectual skill for successful employees. This certificate provides a vehicle for enhancing the intellectual and personal development of students by allowing them to strengthen their writing skills and, at the same time, explore new topics and issues related to their personal interests.

Students must earn a B (3.0) or better in each of the courses that count toward the writing certificate.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The writing certificate will demonstrate that a student in any major has added experience in writing, thereby increasing a student's overall marketability. In addition, the certificate will benefit students who plan to apply to graduate programs, as it will signify additional experience with writing in their own fields, as well as across the curriculum.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Arts and Sciences 
English Department 
Ellis Hall 360
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2838
Fax: 740.593.2832

Administrative Contact

Talinn Phillips, contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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