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Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Information Design

About the B.A. in Professional Writing and Information Design Degree

Cedarville’s professional writing and information design major will prepare you to write, edit, and design documents that provide readers with important information, connect with them emotionally, and help them accomplish tasks. You will be able to find employment as a communication expert in a variety of industries. But more than just finding a job, Cedarville’s distinctly Christian professional writing program will equip you to use your vocation to make a difference for Christ wherever God leads you.

Why Study Professional Writing and Information Design at Cedarville?

Professional Writing and Information Design Program Highlights

Effective curriculum — You will learn to use your writing and editing skills to address the needs and wants of audiences to accomplish goals within your organization.

Practical experience — Effective content is vital to the success of organizations, and our students are content experts. In the professional writing program, you will write, edit, and design professional documents just as you would in the workplace. Often, you will create documents for an actual client, both inside and outside the university. Our student portfolios showcase some of the work you will complete as a professional writing major.

Community — The professional writing program will not only develop you as a writer and editor, it will prepare you to build relationships and positively impact your future environments.

What Can I Do With Professional Writing and Information Design?

Cedarville’s professional writing degree program will give you the skills to obtain numerous professional writing and editing jobs throughout your career. Professional writers create content for a variety of media and industries. You will be prepared for any of the following careers:

  • Content Strategists and Web Writers
  • Copy Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Marketing and Social Media Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Usability and User Experience Specialist

 

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Internships — Internships give students real-world work experience within their chosen field. Our students have completed internships with Compassion International, IBM, Honda, and Wiley Publishing, and many other companies that employ writers.

Society of Professional Writers — This organization gives students in Cedarville’s professional writing and information design major the opportunity to connect with their professional peers.

Campus writing opportunities — Students frequently work on campus in departments that need content creators, including The Writing Center, Public Relations, Center for Teaching and Learning , Cedars student newspaper, Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, and Career Services. Students are able to gain valuable workplace experience and typically leave these positions with excellent portfolio pieces.

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The Write Major Blog

Visit our student blog site to hear directly from our students about their experiences as a professional writing and information design major. We hope you’ll discover that it might just be the “write” major for you!

Department of Communication

Cedarville's communication program will equip you to change the world as you biblically engage culture with the heart and mind of Christ.

Brian Burns and family celebration of the class of 2020

Senior Celebration Honors Largest Graduating Class

There were 826 undergraduate and graduate students earning 832 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees during the special online celebration. Commencement will still be held Homecoming Weekend, October 2-3, with full regalia.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 100% of 2019 graduates from the Department of Communication were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville’s other placement rates.

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Trustees Make Forward-Focused Decisions Amid Coronavirus Challenges

Cedarville University’s Board of Trustees approved curriculum for a physician assistant (PA) program, approved a new dean for the school of education, and affirmed eight other new faculty members at its annual May meeting.

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University Prepares for August Return to Campus

Graduate and undergraduate students will be welcomed back to campus as scheduled on August 14-16, 2020.

Class of 2020 celebration webpage

COVID-19 Sparks Special Celebration to Honor the Class of 2020

The senior class will be recognized with May 2 online event at 10 a.m. and other special observances.

Jeff Reep, director of the career services office

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Career Coach Helps Students With God's Game Plan

Jeff Reep, director of the Career Services Office, was a college basketball coach for 22 years.

Program Faculty

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Nick Carrington, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Professional Writing

  • Location PAT 110
  • Phone 937-766-6136
  • Email Email
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Jenn Wingerter

Assistant Professor of Professional Writing

  • Location PAT 106
  • Phone 937-766-7959
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Professional Writing and Information Design Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take writing, editing, and design courses to prepare you for a career as a professional writer and information designer.

This major is offered with a B.A-to-master's accelerated completion plan.
Sample courses:
  • Professional Editing
  • Style and Mechanics for Writers
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog