Welcome to Professional Writing where you’ll polish your writing, research in depth, learn rhetorical strategies, and investigate popular culture.
Employers demand strong writing and research abilities more than ever. Research, writing, and thinking critically are vital skills in today’s digital world.
As a professional writing major, you’ll develop, support and organize strong arguments. We teach you to understand rhetorical strategies, investigate cultural influences, and think critically about the world. From writing grants to reading texts to persuading an audience, you’ll be prepared for a writing or editing position, a job that requires strong communication skills, or graduate study in literature, writing, or law.
What sets us apart
Get involved on campus
Publish your writing in our literary magazine, The Muse & Stone, and work on the editorial staff, gaining hands-on experience. Write for the student Newspaper, The Yellow Jacket, join the Mad Anthony staff and put together a yearbook. Get a part in a play or work behind the scenes in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Go to poetry readings or the lecture series, present at conferences and enjoy fun times with the department community. Our English honorary, Sigma Tau Delta, is one of the oldest in the country. Mission trips, study abroad, campus praise team … There are so many ways to get involved!
English majors at WU can easily pick up a minor and even dual major in other disciplines. Biblical and Ministry Studies, Psychology, Theater, Business, History, Philosophy, Communications, Biology: wherever your interest lie, we’ll help you chase them. Advisors will work with you to create a path of study unique to you.
View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.