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    Professional Studies

    Beginning in Fall 2018, Lackawanna College will expand its bachelor’s degree options to include a degree in Professional Studies with an English Writing Track.

    Students enrolled in the Professional Studies degree will be able to take advantage of the same unparalleled academic and extracurricular services that are hallmarks of the College’s history in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

    Professional Studies (English Writing Track)

    The Professional Studies English Writing Track degree shapes today’s writers. Students will build their degree from a strong Professional Studies foundation while developing their writing technique through intensive creative and professional writing courses.

    Fast Facts

    • The job growth rate for technical writers, writers, and authors is expected to grow up to 10% through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • The program offers classes in technical writing, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
    • Students will study literature from a writer’s perspective and hone their writing techniques in workshops and seminars.
    • Students will work with faculty advisors to determine the best related courses that will inform their written work.
    • Workshop and seminar critiques will include detailed reports and feedback to assess the mechanisms and structure of student writing, creating a plan of action to improve their work.
    • Our bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare students for employment locally, regionally, or nationally.
    • Internships will offer students the real-world experience they need to succeed after graduation.


    Students enrolled in the Professional Studies English Writing Track bachelor’s degree will:

    • Demonstrate analytical and creative reasoning skills in a broad range of studies.
    • Be provided with a program that is writing intensive.
    • Demonstrate quantitative and/or analytical problem-solving skills.
    • Effectively communicate ideas through written expression.
    • Integrate multi-disciplinary course offerings as a plan to develop themselves as a whole.
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide works on subjects relating to human existence: social, political, philosophical, technological, and cultural studies through theories of written communication, while creating works for both creative and professional purposes.
    • Explore writing and literature through the cultural lens of today’s writing platforms.
    • Explore the basics of publishing, such as query letters, proposals, and cover letters.
    • Be engaged with the local writing community through community reading series and workshops.

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2018) – PDF

    These degrees will be offered exclusively at our main campus in Scranton.