The Undergrad Writing Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Writing Program enables students in all majors to benefit from the writing programs and resources available on campus.

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Program Highights


   Founded in 2014

   Housed in the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing

   Now available through Online Studies

   Open to students in all majors

   Explore more in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Portal

Magid Center | Undergraduate Certificate in Writing

Nestled in the only American town honored with the designation of being a UNESCO City of Literature, the UI has recently added to its rich literary tradition by offering a brand new Undergraduate Certificate in Writing Program, enabling students in all majors to benefit from the wide-ranging writing programs and resources available on campus. 

By pursuing a concentration in writing related to their majors, their career goals, or their personal interests, students in this certificate program will have the opportunity to develop their skills (creatively, academically, and professionally) by recognizing that strong writing is still the most necessary and sought-after strength a college graduate can have. Administered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and housed in the Frank N. Magid Undergraduate Writing Center, the Writing Certificate is open to all students regardless of major or area of study.

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