Traditional Undergrad

Writing (BA, Minor)

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Corinne Anderson
Department Chair of Humanities and Professor of English
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Professor of English
Eliza Laskowski
Associate Professor of English
Wade Newhouse
Chair of Humanities Department, Professor of English
Unleash Your Potential with WPU’s Writing Program

Welcome to the realm of words, where mastery of language is not just a skill; it’s an art form. Our graduates leave with the ability to not only make an impact through language but to also find immediate, practical applications in today’s dynamic professional landscape. Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to provide immediate and practical use of your acquired skills, ensuring that you are not only well-prepared but also poised to meet the dynamic demands of the ever-evolving workplace.

Crafting Excellence: The Artistry of Language at WPU

At WPU, our Writing curriculum is more than just a series of courses – it’s an exploration of the art of language. By seamlessly merging elements from both the English and Communication programs, we create a comprehensive foundation for crafting well-honed documents with immediate, practical applications.

Mastering the Art of Communication in the Digital Age

In an era where technology and communication intersect, the demand for linguistic precision has never been higher. Employers recognize that mastery of language is a cornerstone skill for college graduates. The Writing major at WPU not only focuses on the traditional elements of close reading and argument but also integrates contemporary applications of these skills to digital media. This forward-thinking approach prepares you for careers in emerging fields where linguistic precision in technological contexts is paramount.

Bridging Tradition and Innovation

The Writing major at WPU strikes a perfect balance between the traditional and the contemporary. We emphasize the art of close reading and argumentation while simultaneously applying these skills to the digital realm. This unique approach prepares you for a career in emerging fields that require linguistic precision in diverse technological contexts.

Diverse Coursework, Tailored for Your Success

Embark on your writing journey with core classes in professional writing, social media, communications research, and advanced grammar. But the exploration doesn’t stop there – our program offers a wide range of electives, empowering you to tailor your academic experience according to your unique interests and career goals. Whether your passion lies in digital content creation, persuasive writing, or technical communication, our diverse coursework ensures you graduate with a versatile skill set.

The Writing major at WPU is a gateway to versatility in your career journey. Beyond the confines of traditional publishing, our program opens doors to a myriad of career paths, extending to cutting-edge digital media roles. The diverse skill set you acquire prepares you to navigate the multifaceted landscape of professional opportunities, ensuring that you are equipped to excel in the ever-expanding realm of writing and communication.

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Crafting Impactful Narratives

The essence of professional writing lies in crafting narratives that resonate and endure in professional settings. Whether it’s composing persuasive proposals, informative reports, or engaging content, our Writing Major equips you with the artistry to leave a lasting impact in diverse professional environments. Through hands-on exercises and real-world projects, you’ll refine your ability to articulate ideas with precision, ensuring your words captivate and persuade.

Embark on a journey where words become your most powerful tool. Join WPU’s Writing program and transform your passion for language into a career-ready skill set.

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Careers with a Writing Degree

Writing remains at the base of many careers and types of work, from marketing, sales, and communications to publishing to teachers, roles in government, the medical field, TV, and even leadership.  

Our Writing graduates have gone on to varied careers including: 

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Technical Writer 
  • Marketer 
  • Grant Writer 
  • PR/Communications Specialist 
  • Medical Writer

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WPU is committed to providing hands-on experiences through internships, collaborative projects, and opportunities to engage with industry professionals. These experiences not only enhance your practical skills but also set you apart in a competitive job market.


Our program’s forward-thinking curriculum, with its focus on digital media and emerging fields, ensures that graduates are well-prepared for the demands of the evolving job market. The combination of traditional writing skills and contemporary applications positions our students as adaptable and valuable contributors in today’s dynamic workplace.

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