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Undergraduate Professional Writing Concentration

The Professional Writing Concentration is designed to teach students to write in industry, government, technology, and scientific disciplines. Its courses emphasize:

  • Writing and editing to achieve specific purposes and address specific audiences.
  • Producing different types of documents, including instruction manuals, reports, and proposals.
  • Using writing as a tool for learning. 

In addition to the English Major requirements and electives, Professional Writing students must choose 12 hours using the following guidelines:

  • ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing
  • ENGL 3602 Professional Editing
  • One course from:
    • ENGL 4618 Document Design
    • ENGL 4619 Web Design/Online Writing
  • One course from:
    • ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing
    • ENGL 4101-4109 Special Topics in English (only in Professional Writing)
    • ENGL 4602 Advanced Composition
    • ENGL 4606-4615 Topics in Advanced Technical Writing
    • ENGL 4616 The Publishing Process
    • ENGL 4618 Document Design
    • ENGL 4619 Web Design/Online Writing
    • ENGL 4630 Internship in Professional Writing

See the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of degree requirements.         

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