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Bachelor of Arts in English: Professional Writing

USA

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What will I learn?

What is English: Professional Writing:

Professional Writing (PW) is an ideal major for students who love to write and want to learn how to write in a wide variety of public and professional contexts. In Professional Writing, students will learn rhetorical theories and strategies that will help them write effectively in a wide range of print and digital media for a variety of audiences.

What are the features of Miami’s program:

Flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum

Corporate and community writing experience

Individualized attention

Multi-mediated writing opportunities with top-notch facilities

Award-winning faculty

What courses would I take:

Students will also have the opportunity to select from 5 tracks in the major:

Digital and Technical Communication

Editing in Professional Contexts

Intercultural Rhetoric and Writing

Public Writing and Rhetoric

Self-designed

In each track there are many electives to choose from. In their senior year, students choose one of 2 options for a senior capstone course, including options where they create print and digital communications for local community partners.

What can I do with this major:

The major will prepare students to do the following

Work as a writer, editor, or communications specialist for companies and non-profit organizations in an array of professional sectors, including business, education, government, health, marketing, publishing, science, and technology

Publish effective print and digital communications in a wide variety of genres and styles

Develop strong persuasive skills ideal for future studies in law school or graduate school

Participate in writing projects for community organizations that provide valuable career preparation and that provide experience with project management and user-centered design

Develop personal and public expression for active citizenship in local and global communities

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$38,492.96 per year
Instructional Fee: USD $14,341.68; Non-Resident Surcharge: USD $21,029.52; General Fee: USD $2,921.76; Career Development Fee: USD $200

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Science

143 Upham Hall,

OXFORD,

Ohio,

45056, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of formal secondary education in a pre-university curriculum; This education must culminate in the award of a diploma or the issuance of a leaving certificate or matriculation certificate generally recognized as the educational qualification necessary for admission to higher studies; Students may apply for admission to the major after taking the four pre-major courses and if they have earned a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.0

For international students

Completion of formal secondary education in a pre-university curriculum

This education must culminate in the award of a diploma or the issuance of a leaving certificate or matriculation certificate generally recognized as the educational qualification necessary for admission to higher studies.

English Language Requirements:

To be considered for direct admission into an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree program at Miami University, international students whose native language is not English should have earned the following minimum scores:

TOEFL

Internet-based: 80

Paper-based: 550

IELTS (and IELTS Indicator) - Overall band: 6.5

Duolingo English Test - Overall score: 110

PTE Academic - Overall Score: 53

Application deadline: Feb/01 for fall; Dec/01 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Miami University

Students who are driven to achieve the highest quality education will be given every tool to succeed at Miami University.

  • Diverse selection of quality study programs available
  • Above-average graduate salaries and employment rates
  • Modern, well-maintained facilities cater to every need
  • Many internship and study-abroad opportunities

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