Academics

How will you prepare to live and prosper in a world where the future is up to you? WPU offers education for the 21st century. We welcome your interest.

Writing

Even in the increasingly technological and often mechanized workplace, employers continue  to identify mastery of language as the skill most lacking in recent college graduates.

A 2013 report written by The Chronicle and American Public Media’s Marketplace claimed that  “written and oral communication skills” was identified by more than 700 employers as the leading  skill deficit among graduates. The Writing major combines a focus on close reading and argument with a contemporary application of such skills to digital media to prepare WPU graduates for careers in emerging fields that demand linguistic precision in technological contexts. 

The Writing curriculum combines courses from the English and Communication programs to produce graduates who are skilled at creating rhetorically sophisticated documents and prepared to put them to immediate practical use in high-tech companies.

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