Professional Writing

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.

Professional Writing Requirements

The Professional Writing major is a multidisciplinary studies major in conjunction with the University of Northwestern Department of Communication.

What can I do with this major?

  • Advertising/Marketing Specialist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Editor/Proofreader
  • Freelance Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Online Communications Coordinator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Coordinator


What students are saying

"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 and Editing & 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

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