Bachelor of Arts in 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.
- 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.
These degrees will be offered exclusively at our main campus in Scranton.