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Bachelor of Arts
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English Department
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In an increasingly technological world that depends on evolving, merging, and expanding forms of writing and communication, our Professional and Creative Writing Program offers students a range of courses across modalities and writing styles. In professional and technical writing courses, students learn practical elements including necessary workplace skills in usability testing, document design, and new media. In creative writing courses, students learn the nuances of genre and develop writing practices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and blurred forms. All students can take publishing, editing, and grant writing courses that offer further skills across specializations.


This program produces graduates with a set of valuable skills adaptable to a wide range of industries and workplace opportunities. Recent graduates of this program have found careers in teaching, marketing, grant writing, technical writing, advertising, publishing, arts networking and community organizing, and more, and others have gone on to graduate programs in rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and editing.

Moreover, our undergraduates connect with diverse opportunities through publishing, community immersion, regional and international travel, and internships.

Why this program 

The Professional and Creative Writing program is rigorous yet also flexible and adaptable to student needs. The program can be completed face-to-face, online, or via a combination of the two modalities. Students work closely with faculty mentors, all of whom are published professionals in their own fields, to develop their own professional identities.

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English Department
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creative writing, professional writing, writing, English

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