Professional Writing Major

Bachelor of Science

The Professional Writing major prepares students to be able to write in any of several professional venues. Students in this major will be practicing professional writing in all of their courses and will be assembling a portfolio of professional writing samples. In addition, they will participate in at least two workshop and professional experiences. The degree is granted upon completion of 125 credits as specified in the catalog.

  • Biblical Worldview & Academic Disciplines requirement in core curriculum must include ENG4435 [WCE].

Required Courses18 cr
ENG3125Advanced English Grammar: Syntax4
ENG3246Writing for Organizations2
JOU2061Writing for Mass Media4
JOU2625Journalism Workshop1
JOU3268Persuasive Writing2
JOU3269Publication Production2
ENG4858Senior Capstone: Professional Writing (OCE)2
Internships4 cr
Select at least one internship from the following:
COM4995Communication Internship1–3
ENG4995Professional Experience1–3
JOU4995Journalism Internship1–3
MKT4995Marketing Internship1–3
PRL4995Public Relations Internship1–3
Select at least one internship or workshop from the following:
COM4995Communication Internship1–3
ENG4995Professional Experience1–3
JOU2625Journalism Workshop1
JOU4625Journalism Workshop1
JOU4995Journalism Internship1–3
MKT4995Marketing Internship1–3
PRL4995Public Relations Internship1–3
Courses selected from the following20 cr
BUS2135Business Communication2
EMC2015Electronic Journalism2
EMC3225Radio News2
EMC3235Television News2
ENG2235Editing and Proofreading2
ENG3245Writing for Magazines2
ENG3247Technical Writing2
ENG3248Grant Writing2
ENG3315Online Help Authoring2
ENG3316Writing for Ministry and Profit2
ENG3807Topics: Social Media Marketing2
JOU3266Community Journalism2
JOU4265Freelance Journalism2
JOU4266Investigative Journalism2
MKT1085Principles of Marketing4
MKT3188Advertising & Promotion4
PRL2085Public Relations Principles & Concepts4
PRL3385PR Writing & Tactics4
WCM3055Writing for the Web2
WCM3056Web Content Strategy2

WCE = Written Communication Emphasis; OCE = Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.