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Earn a certificate in Professional Writing

Get a certificate in professional writing

Major U.S. and International Corporations have expressed that an essential element of short-term and long-term professional success is exceptional skill in writing. A crisis in written communication has resulted in a growth of corporate writing consultants, hired to provide workshops, training sessions, and in-house consultations. In addition, some corporations and organizations are sending their employees to training conferences outside their companies.

Clearly, there is a demand for improved writing skills which is why BHSU currently offers a certificate in Professional Writing. 

Employees working in business, technology, medical, scientific, legal, marketing, accounting, advertising sectors, public school teachers, and individuals working in social service agencies can benefit from this program.

Course Requirements for the Professional Writing Certificate:

  • 3 ENGL 379 Technical Communication

  • 3 ENGL 401 Advanced Writing

  • 3 CMST 455 Visual Culture

Take one of the following:

  • 3 BADM 344 Managerial Communications
  • 3 ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing

  • 3 ENGL 304 Fundamentals of English Grammar
  • 3 MCOM 210 Basic Media Writing

  • 3 MCOM 330 Writing for Digital Media

Questions? Email Courtney Huse-Wika at Courtney.HuseWika@bhsu.edu

Contact Info

Matthew Bauman
Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing
Phone: 605-642-1272

College of Liberal Arts, English
Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799