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A Major Decision

“I love my major.” This is a sentence I never thought I’d be able to mean whole-heartedly. For the first two years of my college career, if I told you I loved my major, I’d have been giving you a half-truth. I’ve always... continue »

Professional Writing: Finding My Place

Every Christmas, my family watches the 1964 movie Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Shiny-nosed Rudolph and Hermey, an aspiring elf-dentist, band together to look for a place where others will accept them for who they are. On their journey, they find... continue »

The Professional Writing and Information Design major prepares students to use writing, editing, and design skills to creatively solve problems in the workplace. You will learn to analyze the rhetorical factors surrounding a problem, including audience, purpose, and context, in order to write and design effective documents.

We love 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. Our students and professors describe their experiences in The Write Major blog.

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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. For descriptions of our classes, please visit the course catalog.

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