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Bachelor of Arts in Writing

A combination of creative, professional, and journalistic writing

In our Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Writing, you will learn how to tell compelling, memorable stories. Centenary’s writing major includes a combination of classes in creative writing, professional writing, and journalistic writing. Students can choose to focus on one specific area or take a combination of all three. You will have ample opportunity to cultivate your personal voice and understand the expectations for workplace writing. You will learn to report and write articles on current events, public issues, personalities, culture, entertainment, and more!

Positioned for an Advanced Degree

The B.A. in Writing is intentionally broad-based, to allow you exposure to many kinds of writing. The background provided by the degree will help you to be eligible for the following graduate programs: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, M.A. in Journalism, M.A. in Technical Writing, and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition. If you have a degree in education you will be well poised for the Teaching Writing Certificate.

Career Advancement

The ability to write well and understand the conventions of writing in the workplace is imperative for all majors. Successful graduates are those who are able to respond seamlessly to a variety of rhetorical situations and needs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics points out a continued need in both the profit and non-profit sectors for employees who are familiar with a variety of business documents. According to their statistics, the following jobs show an average (at least 6%) or above average growth rate for the next ten years:

  • Public relations
  • Technical writers
  • Content creation for advertising and marketing

In addition, positions in editing and content creation show static growth, and the median salary for such positions is approximately $63,000. Both medium.com and wework.com also report a “soaring need” for content creators in the job market.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Writing

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Writing Minors

Centenary offers three minors (creative writing, professional writing, and journalism) for students in majors other than writing.

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