Why earn a certificate in writing and editing?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

In the digital age, the ability to write effectively for a range of media platforms and audiences is more important than ever.

Today’s employers look for employees who can communicate articulately and professionally. This certificate prepares you to write for a range of careers, while learning more about what makes writing effective.

Classes in the certificate offer active, collaborative learning and innovative projects. You will have opportunities to design quality websites and to build online digital collections for public use.

You receive individualized attention as you develop the following:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • The ability to consider audience, purpose, medium, and form when producing text
  • An understanding of how information is used in our culture, both in print and electronic media

Writing and Editing Certificate at UND

  • Take classes that highlight active, collaborative learning

  • Gain hands-on experience producing and publishing texts

  • Develop creative thinking skills

  • Improve your written communication skills

  • Learn to assess and design quality websites

  •  Build online digital collections for public use

Writing and Editing Careers 


Median annual salary for writer and authors.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected job growth for technical writers and authors.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Communication is an essential tool no matter what career path you pursue. Being able to express your message across the digital landscape and the print world is a transferable skill to a broad range of professions. You'll be in high demand by employers by developing strong writing skills with the ability to think critically.

A certificate in Writing & Editing from UND develops professional communication suitable for a variety of careers, including:

  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Attorney
  • Technical writer
  • Social media manager
  • Digital marketer

Writing and Editing Certificate Courses You Could Take

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