Professional Writing and Rhetoric

The Professional Writing and Rhetoric program is a compilation of courses in literature, grammar, and composition. The major equips students with the skills necessary to communicate ideas in the workplace.  The major also helps develop 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

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.  Students will work for either an off-campus business or public service agency. 

Technical instruction is foundational to the program. Graduates are employed by firms such as Southwest Airlines, Taylor Publishing Company and Steward and Stevenson. Other firms include Exxon-Mobil, and The Young & Roehr Group. Many graduates find work as writers and editors while others continue their education in graduate school.

Baylor’s undergraduate scholarly publication, The Pulse, promotes academic writing among students. Students with exceptional writing and research skills can have their work featured.  This can be for their classes or for their Honors or University Scholars thesis. The Pulse also provides opportunities for students to gain experience in the publication process. 

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