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Program Overview

Program Description

Clear writing isn’t just an “extra” skill to have in the workplace. It’s essential.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Writing, and Design, Professional Writing Concentration, will help you learn how to write well and understand the expectations for workplace writing. Through this program, you will learn how to respond seamlessly to a variety of writing situations and needs.

The Professional Writing curriculum teaches students how to write for almost any professional purpose, audience or format. That includes memos, letters to potential donors, grant applications, and publicity materials. In addition, our students learn about and practice new types of digital writing for ever-changing electronic workplaces.

Welcomed by Employers

Our Professional Writing program prepares you to enter writing intensive fields including public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising. Even if you do not go into a field specifically for technical or professional writers, strong writing proficiency and experience writing for a digital world are increasingly expected and welcomed by employers.

Courses

Course # | Course Title | (Title Credits Completed)

  • AFC 1001 | Academic Foundations at Centenary I | (4)
  • CAT II | Mathematics | (4)
    (all MTH prefix courses except for remedial)
  • WRI1001 | Comp & Rhet I & WRI1002 Comp & Rhet II | (4)
    OR
  • WRI 1002 | Comp & Rhet II & WRI 2012 Advanced Comp | (4)
  • CAT. III | Arts and Humanities: Fine Arts | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts and Humanities: Rel.; Phil.; World History | (4)
  • CAT IV | Social or Behavioral Sciences | (4)
  • ENG 1005 | Introduction to Literary Analysis | (4)
  • CAT. V | Laboratory Science | (4)
  • CAT. VI | Democratic Citizenship | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • CAT. VI | Global Citizenship | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ENG 4015 | Major Author | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ENG 3090 | Theory and Literature | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ENG 4080 | Senior Seminar | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ENG | English Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)
  • ELECTIVE | Elective | (4)

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 128

Notes:

1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 128 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
(4). All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.

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Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.