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    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.

    Objectives

    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 2019) – PDF

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