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About the BA in Professional Writing and Information Design Degree

Why Study Professional Writing and Information Design at Cedarville?

Cedarville’s professional writing and information design major will equip you to write, edit, and design for in-demand positions within ministries, nonprofits, corporate settings, and publishing houses. You will cultivate your creative and informative writing skills, building a foundation that allows you to write and edit documents in a wide range of genres. As a professional with the highest level of integrity, you will be equipped to both collaborate well with teammates and lead with a servant’s heart.

Cedarville’s distinctly Christian professional writing program will encourage you to write beautifully for God’s glory, both in and out of the workplace.

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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.

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.

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.

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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!


What Can You 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. Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including ministries and publishing houses. You will be prepared for any of the following in-demand careers:

  • Editor and Publishing Expert
  • Content Strategists and Web Writers
  • Copywriter
  • Instructional Designer
  • Social Media Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Usability and User Experience Specialist
  • Publication writer

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 97.1% of recent graduates from the Department of Communication were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Check out Cedarville's other placement rates.

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.

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 offers an accelerated bachelor's-to-master's pathway for students interested in pursuing their MBA.

Sample courses:

  • Professional Editing
  • Style and Mechanics for Writers

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Program Faculty

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Nick Carrington, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication

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Jenn Wingerter, MA

Assistant Professor of Professional Writing

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