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Professional Writing Major

Hone your writing

When you choose a major in professional writing, you’ll stand out. Hone your writing skills, while learning more about the publishing industry and technical writing.

More than 70% of employers are looking for strong writing skills in their new hires. Gain the foundation in writing you need to excel in your career, and tailor your electives to your future career interests, including marketing, creative writing and journalism.

Specific requirements for this major can be found in the College Catalog.

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What can you do with a degree in professional writing?

Pursue a career in:

  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Writing

Learn more about employment and advancement in technical and science writing fields from the Society for Technical Communication and the National Association of Science Writers.