Why ODU for Technical Writing?

Supplement your Bachelor's degree with a certificate in Technical Writing. You'll learn technical communication, writing in digital spaces, public relations, and writing with video.

Sharpen your writing and technical communication skills while earning your undergraduate degree, and graduate with a valuable credential that is essential for today's connected workplace.

This is not an independent certificate and must be pursued alongside a bachelor’s degree from ODU.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours

This certificate consists of four undergraduate English courses chosen from a selective list.

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Technical Writing

This certificate is designed to enhance your writing and communication skills, which will help you go further in your professional career.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This is not an independent certificate and must be pursued alongside a bachelor’s degree at ODU.

To take courses for this certificate, you must have completed six credit hours of general education college composition.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.