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Programs of Study

Uniting professional communication and rhetorical studies, our dedicated faculty of scholars and working writers prepare and empower students to be dynamic thinkers and writers in the 21st century. Writing Studies is an essential foundation for a diversity of careers in professional, civic, technical, and scientific writing, and key preparation for graduate studies in writing.

We currently offer courses in our award-winning First Year Writing program and our Public and Professional Writing minor. Additionally, we will launch a new major in Public and Professional Writing in Fall 2019. These programs are attuned to improving students’ writing, critical thinking, and creativity across the entire university community. We hope you’ll take a moment to explore the variety of our courses, activities, and events in the Department of Writing Studies.

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First-Year Writing
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Public and Professional Writing