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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Writing

Program Requirements for a B.A. in Writing

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires third-semester proficiency in a foreign language of the student's choice.

Program Requirements for a B.S. in Writing

The Bachelor of Science degree requires that students take the following three courses:

Requirements for a Major in Writing

Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelors of Science in writing. The writing major totals 42 credits.

Core Requirements

(4 courses = 12 credits)

You should do your best to complete all four core requirements during your first two semesters as a major because

  1. The advanced WRT courses you will take after this generally require some of the core as prerequisites.
  2. The core courses will introduce you to a wide range of areas that could help you to better chose your path as a major.
  3. You cannot complete your internship or take the capstone without first completing these four courses.

Module Requirement

(choose 3 modules and complete 2 courses in each = 18 credits)

In selecting which modules to take, think about which modules might help best to shape you as the writer you need to be for your future career. If you are uncertain as to which modules might best support your career goals, consult with your advisor. If you are uncertain what your career goals are, it would also be a good idea to talk with your advisor.

While you must complete three separate modules by taking both courses for the module requirement, if you take a course in a module and decide the module is not for you, or perhaps change your career goals, you can always use the single course to count toward the elective requirement.

Working with Writers

Style and Technique



Writing for the Web

Writing with Technologies


Magazine Writing

Writing Electives

(2 courses = 6 credits)

The writing electives offer you further flexibility to design your curriculum to suit your future career. For example, you can choose WRT courses that are not part of the modules above. In some instances, you may be able to choose elective courses that also count towards completion of another major or minor (be sure to verify this by talking to advisors in both disciplines).

Choose any two from the following:

  • Any WRT Module course other than those you are using to satisfy the module requirement


  • Any two pre-approved writing electives (see the approved list)
  • Any two advisor-approved interdisciplinary electives (talk to your advisor before taking)

Internship and Capstone Courses

(2 courses = 6 credits)

You must have senior standing and complete all the core classes before you can take the capstone course.

An internship is something that you need to plan well in advance. Be sure to review the WRT Internship Guide to learn more.

Writing Program Description

Click here for the program description.

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