Knowing how to construct texts that appeal to different audiences is a critical skill for the 21st century. With the proliferation of online and accelerated communication, the ability to tell a story that engages and persuades an audience is more important than ever. A degree in writing can help you develop this ability.

As a writing major, you will have opportunities to develop storytelling skills in a wide variety of genres and media. Whether you are interested in connecting storytelling to traditional genres (academic, poetry, magazine, fiction, non-fiction) or to the latest writing technologies (document design software, content management systems), you can select courses that best prepare you for future professional careers.

Through a unique m­­odular curriculum that combines courses in professional, academic, and creative writing, you will learn how to create, shape, design, and share texts. These abilities will allow you to enter the world in a variety of careers. You can become a web writer, freelancer, document designer, magazine writer, editor, publisher, or technical writer, to name a few. The flexibility and the variety of courses offered lets you shape your educational experience and future professional identity.

Through our 42-credit B.A. or B.S. degree, our writing majors develop the skill set to:

  • Write fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Develop and tailor content to both print and online media.
  • Work with the industry standard writing, design, and web software.
  • Collaborate with other writers, editors, subject matter experts, and designers to prepare content for publication.
  • Develop promotional materials to pitch and sell content.

You can find information about who we are, what we offer, and how to get involved using the links at the top of this page. Please contact us if we can assist in any way!

News and Events

Oprah Magazine selects WRT Faculty's book

Horrocks' first novel is named a July must-read by Oprah Magazine.

Department Soliciting Applications for Part-Time Instructors

The Department of Writing seeks applications for part-time instructors to teach first-year writing courses.

Alumni Spotlight: Grayson Mack

WRT alum discusses career path and offers advice.

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The Department of Writing is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


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Events

Fall Classes Begin

August 26, 2019 All Day

Major/Minor Welcome Event and Lunch

August 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

GV Writers Series: Brian Oliu & Tasha Coryell

September 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Study Abroad Fair

October 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

GV Writers Series: Stephen Mack Jones

November 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Study Abroad Applications Due

February 1, 2020 All Day

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