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Professional Writing Degree

What is Professional Writing?

An adaptation of the traditional English major, Walsh's Professional Writing major helps prepare graduates to communicate successfully in the digital culture. Professional Writing focuses not only on writing for digital communications but also the ability to research and evaluate the legitimacy of online information. Students will also be able to pursue a global specialization that will help the skills needed to thrive in global culture. 

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What makes Walsh's Professional Writing curriculum unique?

  • Personal Attention. Our class sizes are small, giving students more one-on-one attention from their instructors. Each student also is assigned an advisor and mentor for guidance throughout the undergraduate experience.
  • Global Experience. Students have various opportunities for international study through Walsh's Global Learning program. During their time abroad, students can utilize their Professional Writing skills by developing and maintaining a travel blog that communicates their experiences. 
  • Theory meets experience. We focus our Professional Writing program on helping our students apply the skills and theories from their coursework to real-world situations, like internships and service-learning projects.
  • Responsible best practices. As part of the Walsh University mission, we place a great deal of focus on the ethical practice of communication.

In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's new 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree. 

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?

The Professional Writing major will incorporate a foundation of traditional English coursework along with courses in the latest communication tools available in digital technology, visual culture, and the Internet. Students will learn to craft messages that are multimodal and incorporate graphics, sound, video and visual components, as well as text. 

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