Publishing Specialization

A Focused Area of Study for Professional Writing Majors

Publishing is in desperate need of new ideas and new media skills. If you take your Professional Writing degree with a specialization in Publishing, you can work on real-world publishing projects and develop cutting-edge skills many established publishers lack. 

The Publishing specialization is set up around the WRT 346: Publishing in the 21st Century course, a project-based class that offers hands-on experience in working with clients on publishing projects that may include traditional books, ebooks, audio books, mobile applications and websites, and may involve editing, design, illustration, marketing, social media and event planning.


  • Learn how to use social media effectively
  • Plan and execute team projects
  • Gain a hands-on experience working with clients
  • Learn professionalism by managing time, adhering to deadlines and communicating with clients effectively and appropriately
  • Learn how to organize thoughts and words at a professional level
  • Apply the ethical and legal standards of the writing profession
  • Gain an understanding of the book production process, its sequence and schedules
  • Learn how to conceive a publishing strategy that incorporates appropriate current technologies

Courses in this Specialization Currently Include:

Choose two of the following courses that are within your area of study:

Choose one of the following courses outside of your area of study: