English, B.A. - Professional Writing

As an English major specializing in Professional Writing, you’ll take the foundation courses of the major – in literary analysis, American and British literature, and multi-ethnic literature and critical theory – along with four additional courses in Professional Writing (business writing, tech writing, writing for the web, etc.).

The Professional Writing concentration specifically focuses on preparing you for a career as a writer in business, non-profit, and technical fields (medical writing, science, communications, etc.). You will learn to design and write information that meets professional needs, from reports and proposals to social media and user manuals.

These professional writing classes will also challenge you to write for both experts and public audiences. Even more important than learning what standard workplace documents look like, you will learn how to judge the informational and instructional needs of today’s print and digital world.