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Professional Writing

Program Description

The Professional Writing track of the English Writing major has been designed to do the following:


(1) Emphasize professional coursework, including a tiered system of introductory, intermediate, and advanced writing courses in these areas:


Narrative Nonfiction

Digital Writing
Feature Writing
Public Relations

Technical Writing


(2) Incorporate a 15-hour related area in fields where graduating students plan to seek employment, such as business, health care, and social services.


(3) Provide internship opportunities on campus and in the community for students with at least junior standing and a 3.0 grade point average.


Our professional faculty have worked in such fields as journalism, public relations, health care research, and commerce, and have practical writing experience in all these areas.


For more information, see the curriculum check sheet and the faculty page for English Writing.  Written information about related areas is available here.

Last Reviewed: July 16, 2007