What is the Writing Certificate Program?

Undergraduate students of all majors and fields can enhance their degrees and gain valuable communication skills through dedicated writing coursework. To complete the certificate, participants will complete 19 hours of writing-specific courses, including “at least 1 course in writing, writing intensive courses, directed study/CURO courses (optional), and a 1 hour e-portfolio workshop” with a 2.0 GPA.

Are there publications that accept student writing?

Yes! Various UGA organizations publish all genres of student writing.

  • Stillpoint Literary Magazine features creative poetry, prose, and visual art in both print and online publications.
  • The Classic Journal publishes research-based and critical undergraduate writing, such academic essays, research papers, projects, reviews, and other forms of scholarship and coursework.
  • The Red and Black reports journalistic news and opinion pieces by various student staff writers.

What are writing-intensive courses—and who can take them?

The Franklin College Writing Intensive Program (WIP) supports a number of writing-intensive courses across the disciplines, including all introductory biology laboratory courses, as well as a wide variety of courses across the arts, humanities, and sciences ranging from introductory to capstone courses.

WIP courses aim to teach students that writing is a mode of learning and a process. Further, teaching writing in the discipline-specific classes means helping students learn the processes and conventions that shape academic writing in the disciplines.

These courses are available to undergraduate students in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.