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The English major with an emphasis in professional writing combines classroom instruction with practical experience to teach students how to communicate effectively in professional environments. Through client-based projects and an internship, students will build a professional portfolio that demonstrates their writing, editing, design, and research skills to prospective employers.
The emphasis requires 20 credits of coursework in professional and technical writing, research, and editing. The emphasis also includes a required internship and the one-credit Career Development course. Students select 15 credits worth of electives in English.