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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 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.

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. 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

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 CenterPublic RelationsCenter for Teaching and Learning , Cedars student newspaper,  Marketing and CommunicationsInformation 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!

Campus Christmas 2019

Childhood Remembered at Campus Christmas

“Home for the Holidays” theme aims to help students reflect on Christmas memories.
4 Paws puppies on campus

Cuddly Pups Cure Finals Week Stress

4 Paws for 4 Ability in Xenia will bring puppies in training to campus on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.
PRism Team 2019

Newsroom Wins PRSA Diamond Award

The East Central District of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-ECD), representing 17 chapters and 2,750 PRSA members, bestowed the honor.

Professor's First Book to be Published in U.S. and Europe

Andrew Graff, assistant professor of English at Cedarville University, will release his first book, “Bread and Fish,” in fall 2020.
2017 alumnus David Grandouiller tutoring another student

Prestigious Ohioana Grant Awarded to Cedarville Alum

2017 alumnus David Grandouiller earned the prize which honors an Ohio prose writer under the age of 30.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 95.4% of recent graduates from the Department of Communication were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Program Faculty

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Nick Carrington, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communication

  • Location PAT 110
  • Phone 937-766-6136
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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.


Our CUinClass video project gives you the opportunity to sit in on a class, hear from our professors, and experience academics at Cedarville via in-demand video. View a class that interests you now!

Sample courses:

  • Professional Editing
  • Style and Mechanics for Writers
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog