Writing Certificate:

University of Michigan-Dearborn students will be awarded a Certificate in Writing after they have completed three writing courses (9 credits) beyond the 200 level and a writing practicum of at least 30 hours. To be eligible for the certificate students will have to earn B or better in the writing courses they use to complete the required nine hours. At least one of the three courses must be a Composition course and carry the COMP prefix.

Students pursuing the certificate will have several options for fulfilling the practicum component of the Certificate which might include: Composing a substantial creative work in an independent study with a faculty member; completing an internship with the Humanities Internship Program that includes a substantial writing or editing component; completing a co-op assignment with the CASL Co-op Program that includes a substantial writing or editing component; serving as a peer consultant in the Writing Center or engaging in community service that involves substantial writing or editing.

For more information about the certificate program, a list of courses that count toward the certificate, and the procedures for pursuing the certificate, please contact Professor Liz Rohan at or Professor Bill DeGenaro at

Link to CASL Advising Major Requirements