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Undergraduate Program in Written Communication and Professional Writing - Look for WRTG!

NEW! Starting in Fall 2019, we are launching the undergraduate Professional Writing major and minor.  The new major allows students to build a flexible career in corporate, nonprofit, government, or graduate degrees. And the minor pairs with almost any other major to give you important on-the-job writing skills. If you're interested in choosing your own career that combines writing, helping others, and solving problems,  you should look at the Professional Writing site. 

Undergraduate Student WritingOur 30 credit hour major in Written Communication will help you study the rapid and important changes to the practice and profession of writing. This new and revised program offers three “strands” or emphases within our one major: Writing StudiesProfessional Writing, and Technical Communication. Each strand offers both guidance for the study of a specific aspect of writing, while simultaneously offering flexibility through shared restricted elective offerings.

Writing studies is for students most interested in studying writing as a discipline within the academy. Its flexible plan for exploring writing is an excellent background for students considering graduate work in writing and rhetoric.

The professional writing strand reflects the variety of career options in writing taught within the Department of English Language and Literature. It combines study in technical communications, journalism, and public relations.

The technical communication strand is designed for students interested in careers in the ever-expanding fields needing technical communicators: document designers, web developers, technical editors, project managers, and proposal writers, just to name a few.

Our 21 credit hour minor in writing can enhance almost any major with further study, experience, and practice in writing.  

Catalog Links

These links will take you away form this site to the official EMU Catalog.

 If you began the program prior to Spring 2010, then the Professional Writing and Technical Communication majors are still available.