Prerequisite Courses

  • ENG 105 as placed, unless exempted

Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in order to qualify for and stay in the certificate program.

Required Courses


Two courses to be selected from the list below or in consultation with the program advisor. 

Recommended electives:  

and appropriate courses in EnglishMedia StudyCommunication, or subject areas useful to journalism.

How to Apply

Note: The certificate is only awarded concurrently upon completion of a bachelor’s degree at the University at Buffalo.

Incoming Students: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Apply to UB. When applying, you should indicate your intended major on the application form.

Current Students: Request to Add the Certificate

Submit the CAS Major/Minor Change Request form to request one of the following changes to your academic plan:

  • Add a major, minor, or certificate in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Drop any major
  • Drop any minor