Based upon the recommendation of the President’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Basic Skills (1984), the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the College of Health Services and Management adopted the following writing requirement:
Each student must successfully complete ENG 101, “English Composition” and at least ONE upper division writing course (e.g., COM 306, COM 307, COM 308, COM 311, COM 340, COM 350, COM 400) to ensure a professional level of writing competency.
The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the College of Health Services and Management also established the Writing Faculty Committee to oversee the implementation of this requirement and to create an appropriate test-out procedure for those students interested in challenging the required writing courses for credit. Each semester the current registration booklet identifies the courses that meet the writing requirement and provides the procedure for challenging a course through the test-out.
In Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering lower level writing is embedded in freshman coursework, and upper level writing is embedded in capstone.