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Writing

Writing - BA

Become one of the effective writers our world needs, no matter what medium you choose.

WHY STUDY WRITING?

Good writers are needed everywhere: in magazines, blogs, internal communications in a company or organization, external communications and public relations, for screenplays, works of fiction and nonfiction, and in many more places.

You'll have many chances to write, which will make you a better writer. Your work may get published in our literary magazine, Baily's Beads, which has been recognized several times by the prestigious Columbia (University) Scholastic Press Association as one of the best college literary magazines in the United States. You can work on our award-winning newspaper, The Source. You'll also get to rub elbows with professional writers, some of whom are our alumni, and help local schoolchildren become better readers and writers.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You'll study fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN WRITING?

When you graduate, you'll have many kinds of jobs to choose from because employers are always looking for people who write well. Our graduates work as technical writers, writing teachers, newspaper reporters and editors, songwriters and freelance writers. Others have published articles and books. Or, you can take what you have learned and go to graduate school.

Job titles:

  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Editor
  • Editorial writer
  • Fact checker
  • Journalist
  • Proofreader
  • Fundraiser¬†
  • Publicity director
  • Technical writer

Employers:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Newspapers
  • Publishers
  • Magazines
  • Corporations
  • Educational institutions
  • Public relations firms
  • Law firms