Professional Writing Degree
An adaptation of the traditional English major, Walsh Unviersity'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.
Megan Smith - Class of 2019
Majors: Professional Writing and Communications
Minors: Writing, Writing for Corporate Communication, English Literature
As a Professional Writing and Communications major, I really like how small the class sizes are. They provide individual attention and take time to critique my writing, which has helped me grow as a writer and prepare for a future career. The professors that I had my freshman year still remember my name and will stop to ask me how my poetry or book is doing. It is such a personal experience that I don’t know if I would be able to get anywhere else. I was also drawn to Walsh because they had a Marching Band with a twirling line that I could join. Marching Band has given me a way to attach myself back home.
John Fallon - Class of 2020
Majors: Communications and Professional Writing
At my Summer Orientation before my freshman year at Walsh, President Jusseaume told us that if we ever fell down, all we needed to do was put our hand up and reach out and people here would help to bring us back on our feet. During my time at Walsh, I have found this to be incredibly true. There are always people on campus that take time out of their day to check in on me.
- 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.