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2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Writing


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

B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

B.A. Degree Requirements

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

B.S. Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in writing requires the following:

Core Courses

Requires 12 credits, including:

Note: Students should do their best to complete the four previously listed courses in the first two semesters as a major because

  • the advanced WRT courses generally require some of the core courses as prerequisites;
  • the core courses introduce students to a wide range of areas that could help them choose the better path as a major; and
  • students cannot complete an internship or take the Capstone without first completing these four courses.


Students must choose three of the following eight modules and complete two courses in each (18 credits).

When selecting three modules, think about which ones might help 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 be good to talk with your advisor.

If you take a course in a module and decide the module is not for you, or perhaps change your career goals, you may use the single course to count toward the elective requirement.

Working with Writers and Manuscripts

Style and Technique

Poetry Writing

Fiction Writing

Writing for the Web

Writing with Technologies

Nonfiction Writing

Magazine Writing

Elective Courses

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 listed previously. 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 (six credits):

Internship and Capstone Courses

Requires six credits.

Students must be in senior standing and have completed all the core classes before taking the Capstone. An internship is something that needs to be planned 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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