Dr. Sue Sinclair with student

Certificate in Publishing

The Certificate in Publishing introduces UNB undergraduate students to the fundamentals of publishing by combining classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the workplace.


The certificate requires 24 credit hours and its curriculum features three components:

  • core courses
  • electives
  • internships


The core curriculum consists of 3 three-credit-hour courses that focus on the fundamentals of publishing:

  • PUB 2103            The Evolving Publishing Environments (3ch)
  • PUB 3103            Assessment, Acquisition, & Editing (3ch)
  • PUB 3104            Production & Management Fundamentals for Print & Digital Publishing (3ch)

Relevant internships build on the core curriculum. Students will undertake one 6-credit-hour or two 3-credit-hour internship courses that will see students working at journals, institutions or businesses with a significant publishing program. 

Students must also choose 9 credit hours of electives, to be determined in consultation with a Certificate in Publishing advisor.

Complete information on the program and faculty available here.


Admissions will be limited to 12 students per year in order to enable placement in the required 6 ch of internships. Applications are available from the co-directors, and students will be chosen on the basis of a statement of interest and GPA. 


To learn more about the certificate, students are invited to meet with one of our program advisors:

To make an appointment, contact:  Beckey Daniel at cert.publish@unb.ca (506) 453-4978