Why major in Professional Writing?
Does writing for a nonprofit or a company appeal to you? Would you like to use words wisely to represent a voice of an organization to the public or to help harmonize a community? In the Professional Writing Multidisciplinary Studies Major, you’ll have the opportunity to prepare for such a future with the rich experience of two different departments—the Department of Communication and the Department of English and Literature.
Participate in English department events such as the fall cook-out and join Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.
The Professional Writing major is a multidisciplinary studies major in conjunction with the University of Northwestern Department of Communication.
What classes will I take?
- Business Communication
- Investigative Journalism
- Social Media Marketing
- Persuasive Writing
- Publication Production
- Writing for Mass Media
- Writing for Organizations
What can I do with this major?
- Advertising/Marketing Specialist
- Communications Specialist
- Freelance Writer
- Grant Writer
- Online Communications Coordinator
- Public Relations Specialist
- Social Media Coordinator
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"The Professional Writing major was ideal for me because it allowed me to take a variety of classes that fit with my interests. I especially appreciated … grant writing or editing and proofreading. Both the English and Communication classes I took were very practical and hands-on, allowing me to closely experience different kinds of writing."
Kayla, alum in Professional Writing