Open to all students in the University, the Diploma in Professional Communication aims to develop students' writing abilities in workplace writing genres. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general University entrance requirements. A student who does not yet possess a university degree may apply for admission to the Certificate in Professional Communication which can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.
A grade of at least 65% in Writing 2111F/G is required for entrance to the program.
To qualify for the Diploma in Professional Communication, students must achieve an overall average of 70% in these 3.5 courses:
0.5 required course: Writing 2299F/G.
3.0 Writing courses from: Writing 2202F/G, 2205F/G, 2206F/G, 2207F/G, 2209F/G, 2210F/G, 2212F/G, 2215F/G, 2216F/G, 2217F/G, 2221F/G, 3300F/G. Speech 2001 may be counted toward this requirement. In certain instances Special Topics courses in Writing, and a maximum 1.0 approved course from outside the Department of English and Writing Studies may be counted toward this requirement. Students should contact the Undergraduate Program Director/Writing Studies for further information and specific course approvals.