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Professional Writing Emphasis

The Professional Writing emphasis helps students acquire additional workplace and technical writing skills beyond what they take in their majors. The emphasis is open to degree-seeking students in any major and requires only an additional 12 hours in English.  Non-degree-seeking community members may also take the emphasis, but first must show successful completion of no fewer than 42 college credits, including a first-year English course passed with a C or better.  A Professional Writing emphasis allows you to tell prospective employers that you have completed extra coursework that may help you better communicate in your chosen field.

Summary of Requirements

Take 12 hours from the following courses

ENGL 330             Business Writing
ENGL 336             Journalistic Writing         
ENGL 338             Technical Writing
ENGL 339             Scientific Writing
ENGL 355             Socially Networked Journalism
ENGL 402             Editing and Production 
ENGL 430             The Composing Processes
ENGL 436             Advanced News and Feature Writing
ENGL 438             Applied Digital Writing

To successfully complete the Professional Writing emphasis, each of the courses applied to the emphasis must be passed with a C or better.

You may not complete the emphasis if you are an English major with a concentration in Professional Writing, but English majors with Literature, Creative Writing, and Teacher Certification concentrations are eligible.

For more information, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Sydney Duncan.