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Degree Plan

Requirements for a Major in Professional Writing

The Professional Writing major requires students to complete thirty-six semester hours within the major. These courses include the following:

    A. ENG 2301 (British Literature)

    B. Three semester hours from ENG 2304 (American Literature) or 2306 (World Literature)

    C. Thirty semester hours of "3000" or "4000" level courses distributed among language, writing, and literature courses as indicated below:

      1. Writing (fifteen semester hours)

        a.ENG 3300 (Technical and Professional Writing) and 4318 (Writing for the Workplace)

        b.ENG 4377 (Internship in Professional Writing)

        c.Two courses selected from ENG 3303 (Advanced Expository Writing), 3307 (Screenplay and Scriptwriting), 3309 (Writing for the Popular Market), 4309 (Advanced Argumentative and Persuasive Writing), 4311 (Advanced Writing for the Popular Market), and 4375 (Special Topics in Writing)

      2. Literature (nine hours) Nine semester hours of "3000" or "4000" level literature courses

      3. Linguistics (three semester hours): ENG 3302 (Modern English Grammar)

      4. Elective: Three semester hours of an additional "3000" or "4000" level English course (may include special topics, language and linguistics, writing, or a literature course).


Some of the special topics courses we have taught in the past have include:

  • Digital and Multimodal Composition
  • Food Writing
  • Literacy Studies
  • Spiritual Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Travel Writing
  • Writing for Social Change