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Writing majors get active with their craft. You’ll develop your voice and engage in focused study of both creative and critical writing. You’ll get to write across genres to stretch your talents, developing new interests and strengthening current ones. You can share your work at public readings and benefit from presentations by practicing guest writers. You’ll prepare your own and other writers’ work for publication. And by graduation, you will understand how to contribute to the literary world.

Our students take courses in the English Department’s General and Communications tracks, as well, where you can engage with the history of writing and its current-day happenings. Our faculty give your work one-on-one attention to develop your own personal skills and interests for your career in writing.



  • KDUR - DJ or work at the campus radio station.
  • The Independent - Report and write campus news for the print and online magazine, and online TV broadcast.
  • Images - Publish your work in the FLC literary magazine, or work on its publication.

Beyond the Degree

Once you graduate, you are qualified for any related graduate program or careers in such fields as:

  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Education
  • Law
  • Literary studies
  • Marketing
  • Online publication
  • Public health
  • Public relations
  • Writing

For any career, this degree establishes your communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, researching, and writing abilities. You will gain demonstrable skills in critical analysis, versatile forms of writing, interpersonal communication, and practical teamwork. You will be able to apply the tools, methods, and knowledge from the Writing program to any area concerned with effective, customized, and creative communication.

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