Professional Writing Major Curriculum

Our Professional Writing curriculum allows you to tailor your degree to the type of writing you want to pursue professionally.  

We have a wide variety of writing electives—the only downside is that you probably won't have time to take all of them. The good news: our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get a head start, putting you in writing courses in your first semester. After your first year of exploring different fields and genres of writing, you'll declare a concentration.

In your very first class, we ask you, "Who are you as a person? Who are you as a writer?" Be ready to watch your answers change throughout your college career.

Professional Writing Major Curriculum 2021-2022

Curriculum: Journalism Concentration

Year 3

Year 3 Fall Semester Courses

Year 3 Spring Semester Courses

  • Natural science w/ lab
  • Writing elective
  • General elective
  • Take 6 COR credits at the 300 level

Year 4

Year 4 Fall Semester Courses

Year 4 Spring Semester Courses

Year 3

Year 3 Fall Semester Courses

Year 3 Spring Semester Courses

Year 4

Year 4 Spring Semester Courses


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Curriculum: Creative Writing/Literature Concentration

Year 3

Year 3 Spring Semester Courses

  • Natural science w/ lab
  • Writing elective
  • General elective
  • Take 6 COR credits at the 300 level