Professional Writing (Cert)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate
College of Arts & Letters: Department of English
Cost: $316-345 per credit hour *
Required: 12 credit hours
Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings.

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Professional writing skills can benefit any position that demands clear communication.

Sharpen your writing and communication skills with an undergraduate certificate in Professional Writing. 


Twelve credit hours (about four courses) selected from ENGL 325, 327W, 334W, 335, 368, 381, 427W, 435W, 439W, 468, 481, or 486.

Admission Information

To take courses for this certificate, you must be admitted to the University as an undergraduate and have completed six hours of general education college composition. 

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.