Certificate in Professional Writing

The English Department’s Communication in the Workplace studies demonstrate that writing skills are crucial to workplace success and advancement. Employees often seek out additional writing instruction to strengthen their skills in writing, editing, and document design for professional contexts. 

The Department of English offers an undergraduate certificate program in Professional Writing for Non-Degree Studies students who wish to sharpen their publication skills and master the fundamentals of editing and writing for the workplace. 

The program provides basic education for entry-level positions in:


General certificate inquiries can be sent to professionalwriting@ncsu.edu.

Questions about course content, prerequisites, or other certificate aspects, reach out to: 

Dr. Stacey Pigg, Director of the Certificate Program
Tompkins 131-D
Department of English
Box 8105, NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

Questions about course offerings and schedules, registration, fees, or deadlines, contact: 

Division for Non-Degree Studies
1000 Harris Hall
Campus Box 7313
Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 515-2572
Fax is 919-515-2376