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 Courses 18 cr
ENG3125 Advanced English Grammar: Syntax 4
ENG3246 Writing for Organizations 2
JOU2061 Writing for Mass Media 4
JOU2625 Journalism Workshop 1
JOU3268 Persuasive Writing 2
JOU3269 Publication Production 2
ENG4858 Senior Capstone: Professional Writing (OCE) 2
Internships 4 cr
Select at least one internship from the following:
COM4995 Communication Internship 1–3
ENG4995 Professional Experience 1–3
JOU4995 Journalism Internship 1–3
MKT4995 Marketing Internship 1–3
PRL4995 Public Relations Internship 1–3
Select at least one internship or workshop from the following:
COM4995 Communication Internship 1–3
ENG4995 Professional Experience 1–3
JOU2625 Journalism Workshop 1
JOU4625 Journalism Workshop 1
JOU4995 Journalism Internship 1–3
MKT4995 Marketing Internship 1–3
PRL4995 Public Relations Internship 1–3
Courses selected from the following 20 cr
BUS2135 Business Communication 2
EMC2015 Electronic Journalism 2
EMC3225 Radio News 2
EMC3235 Television News 2
ENG2235 Editing and Proofreading 2
ENG3245 Writing for Magazines 2
ENG3247 Technical Writing 2
ENG3248 Grant Writing 2
ENG3315 Online Help Authoring 2
ENG3316 Writing for Ministry and Profit 2
ENG3807 Topics: Social Media Marketing 2
JOU3266 Community Journalism 2
JOU4265 Freelance Journalism 2
JOU4266 Investigative Journalism 2
MKT1085 Principles of Marketing 4
MKT3188 Advertising & Promotion 4
PRL2085 Public Relations Principles & Concepts 4
PRL3385 PR Writing & Tactics 4
WCM3055 Writing for the Web 2
WCM3056 Web Content Strategy 2

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