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Professional Writing

The Professional Writing program at Baylor is a compilation of courses in literature, grammar, and composition. The major is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to communicate ideas clearly in the workplace by developing students' technical writing skills. Available courses include:

  • Technical and Professional Writing
  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Writing for the Popular Market
  • Writing for the Workplace
  • Advanced Argumentative and Persuasive Writing

Throughout the program, students will develop a portfolio of works drawing from both class assignments and a required internship. The internship is a part-time commitment that occurs in the final year of the program in which the student will work for either an off-campus business or public service agency.

Technical instruction is foundational to the program, and graduates are qualified for a variety of occupations. Graduates with a Professional Writing major are employed by firms such as Southwest Airlines, Taylor Publishing Company, Steward and Stevenson, Exxon-Mobil, and The Young & Roehr Group. A number of other graduates find work as writers and editors while others continue their education in graduate school.

Baylor University's undergraduate scholarly publication, The Pulse, promotes academic writing among the undergraduate students. Students with exceptional writing and research are given the chance to have their work featured in the publication, whether for their classes or for their Honors or University Scholars theses. The Pulse also provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the publication process.

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