Writing Programs

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The English Department offers concentrations and certificates in multiple kinds of writing, from creative writing to science writing, and from technical writing to journalism.

The Academic and Professional Writing Program helps prepare students for the advanced academic writing practices they will be asked to perform as undergraduates and professionals.  

Creative Writing includes both graduate and undergraduate programs designed to help students develop as writers and link the practice of creative writing to the study of literary aesthetics. 

The graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Digital Communication offers professional skills for technical writers, natural scientists, and social media specialists, as well as communication skills for graduate students the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Journalism provides students with a foundation in writing and reporting for publication or broadcast, emphasizing hands-on workshops and internships designed to help students move from the educational into the professional world.