Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication provides students with an overview of the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to communicate in ever-changing industries and professions. This undergraduate certificate allows students who are already pursuing a minor in a different field to acquire vital communication abilities through concentrated study in the field of technical and professional writing.

Those wishing to pursue the Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication must have completed their core composition requirements (ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302) and be enrolled in good standing in an undergraduate degree program at Sam Houston State University. This certificate is not available to students who minor in Technical and Professional Writing. Students can enroll in the undergraduate certificate as post-baccalaureate coursework, or they can pursue the courses while they are concurrently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of  Science program. This certificate is above and beyond the 120-hour requirement of the student’s chosen degree.

Undergraduate Certificate in Technical Communication
Required Courses
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
ENGL 3378Designing Written Documents3
ENGL 4330Writing in the Professions3
ENGL 4340Professional Style and Editing3
Total Hours12