The concentration in Professional and Public writing introduces you to the discipline of writing studies and the possibilities of writing for publication. You will write and analyze a range of texts including, but not limited to, online content, business reports, magazine articles, professional correspondence, and academic essays. Professional and Public Writing majors prepare you for careers in publishing, editing, freelance writing, business communication, and grant writing. Majors are also well positioned for graduate study in English, law, and library and information sciences.
If you previously declared an English major with a concentration in Writing and Literacy, please contact your advisor.
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Cavanaugh Hall (CA) 502P
English majors must take at least 15 hours of 300/400 level courses in the major. A minimum grade of C is required in each course in this concentration.
Culture and Rhetoric (3 cr.)
Style and Editing (3 cr.)
Writing Experience (9 cr.)
Choose one additional course from “Culture and Rhetoric,” “Style and Editing,” or “Writing Experience” OR ENG-W230 Science Writing, ENG-W231 Professional Writing, or ENG-W270 Argumentative Writing unless taken to fulfill the School of Liberal Arts Writing Proficiency requirement.
Choose one from each category below:
Capstone (3 cr.)
Capstone must be taken as a senior
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.