Jul 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog (August 2017 - July 2018) 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog (August 2017 - July 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English - Professional Writing Emphasis (BA)

(39 Hours)

Core Requirements

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in English select one or more areas of emphasis: Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing, and/or Journalism.

The degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in English requires the successful completion of 120 semester hours, which must include all the following components:

  1. the General Education Program  , including ENGL 203  and ENGL 204 .
  2. at least six hours of one modern language.
    Note: Modern language courses may be used to fulfill certain General Education requirements. 
  3. program of electives or a minor as worked out with the student’s adviser
  4. program requirements for one or more areas of emphasis: Literature, Writing, and/or Journalism


The Professional Writing Emphasis program serves to prepare students for careers in which advanced writing skills are required and/or for graduate work in fields such as literature, composition, English education, communication, journalism, and linguistics.  This degree program further serves as an appropriate pre-professional major for a student who plans to seek a higher degree in a field such as business, law, medicine, library science, ministry, or mental health, especially when combined with a second major or minor pertinent to that field.

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