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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Writing Requirement

Information About WRIT 300

Your WRIT 300 experience will include reading, writing and research assignments relevant to your major. What this means for you is that you will:

  • write and learn about topics related to your major
  • write in ways that reflect the writing required by your discipline of study
  • receive significant feedback from your classmates and instructor
  • experience many opportunities to revise your writing.

How to Enroll in WRIT 300

  1. Take the Upper-division Placement Test.
    • Students admitted as freshmen should take this placement test once they have completed 45 undergraduate credits.
    • Transfer students should take the writing placement test before registering for their second semester at UB.
      For more information, visit the Placement Testing page or contact Carey Miller in the College of Arts and Sciences, 410.837.5915.
  2. Register for a section of WRIT 300 appropriate for your major.

    Here is a list of majors and the corresponding sections of WRIT 300:
Major Section
Applied Information Technology CAS
Business Administration (all specializations) MSB
Criminal Justice CPA
Community Studies and Civic Engagement CPA
Digital Communication CAS
English CAS
Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology CAS
Forensic Studies CPA
Government and Public Policy CPA
Health Systems Management CPA
History CAS
Human Services Administration CPA
Information Systems and Technology Management MSB
Integrated Arts CAS
Interdisciplinary Studies* CAS,
by permission only
International Studies CPA
Jurisprudence CAS
Psychology CAS
Real Estate and Economic Development MSB
Simulation and Digital Entertainment CAS

To make sure your major is what you think it is, log in to the MyUB portal and select My Student Center under My Self-Service. Under Academics, choose My Academics. Your major is listed in a blue panel, labeled My Program, on the right-hand side. If there is a problem with your listed major, please contact the Office of the University Registrar before you register for WRIT 300.

*If you are a student in the Interdisciplinary Studies program, registration is by permission only. Contact Carey Miller (410.837.5915) for more information.

Some sections are offered fully online: To determine which sections are offered fully online, refer to the course listings in your MyUB My Student Center; only fully online sections will have the "Room" listed as "WEB." When you click on the section for further information, fully online courses will have "Location" and "Instruction Mode" listed as "Web."

Once you enroll in the course, use the many resources available at UB to help you succeed, including your instructor and the University's Achievement and Learning Center.

If you have any questions about WRIT 300, contact Professor Fiona Glade, director of the University Writing Program.