Professional Writing is an ideal major for those who love to write and want to learn how to write effectively in a wide range of print and digital media. Majors learn rhetorical theories and strategies to engage in client-based & community-based writing projects and become excellent communicators for many civic, academic, and professional careers.
Students participate in writing projects for community organizations that provide valuable career preparation and experience with project management and user-centered design. They also benefit from opportunities to conduct rhetorical analysis and usability and user-experience research.
Professional writing prepares graduates to work as a writer, editor, or communications specialist for companies and non-profit organizations in an array of professional sectors, including business, education, government, health, marketing, publishing, science, and technology. Students go on to publish effective print and digital communications in a wide variety of genres and styles. They develop strong persuasive skills needed in all fields but especially ideal for future studies in law school or other graduate studies.
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Writing is so expansive that it feels like a focus on writing and rhetoric across the board. My professors teach you how to communicate using different formats across different fields. In one of my favorite classes thus far we spent the semester learning how to communicate an organization's identity through social media and slowly developed a cumulative content strategy plan. I often find myself applying the skills I learned in that class to my on-campus job.
Skyler Perry '23
Major: Journalism and Professional Writing
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