Professional Writing

College of Liberal Arts

The professional writing major includes strands in technical writing and writing and publishing. It is a good major for students who love to write and who enjoy organizing and presenting information in multiple media. The professional writing major is noted for cultivating expertise in writing for the digital workplace; in teaching and researching multimedia writing, visual rhetoric, usability, and emergent technologies; in print and digital publishing; and for emphasizing collaboration, community service, and open-source development and documentation. Students may focus on writing for the arts or writing for industry, and they must choose a minor that will give them additional expertise.

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Marketing, Advertising, Communication and Writing

Careers in Professional Writing
  • Communications director
  • Grant writer
  • Editor
  • Technical writer
  • Web developer
  • Marketing Director
  • Publications specialist
  • Professional and graduate school, including law, business, and medical schools, as well as graduate school in English
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